Beyond mail art to computerland postcards

I have recently been working on computer art which is something that i have resisted like many artists for a great many years. It is true that I was one of the original artists in a computer art gallery/ museum exhibition here in Portland a lot of years ago:

Ok it was 1985. I did this poster for the show. This photo is actually an upgraded computer art version of the original...my computer art looked like this: (It is a solid concrete computer--1985)

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My latest works are a series of animations/ optical illusions which you can find on this website i continue to update: http://opticlusions.livejournal.com/

one of the most recent images is this evil eye animation: (Yes I do still try to integrate mail art and my computer art because the computer network internet is a new historic paradime that cannot be reversed.) Old fashioned mail won't dissappear but the good thing is it may make older mail art more of a curiocity in the future after the postman no longer delivers. Count on the US post office to put all tlheir people behind a desk at twice the pay at some point soon in the future. We will look back and remember about the good old days of postal carrier mail....

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Comment by Lex on July 31, 2010 at 11:47pm
I know it is old. You I know have been online for as long as I can remember! i brick! or e-brick? I did a main frame too and it was too big and heavy to move from where i cast it.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on July 31, 2010 at 4:17pm
Must be the iBrick 16Kbyte with extended floppy Disk Drive (not on the photo)
Comment by Larned Justin on July 31, 2010 at 3:41pm
Regarding your solid concrete computer, isn't that an iBrick?
Comment by Ruud Janssen on July 31, 2010 at 12:10pm
The discussion about computers and Mail-Art is an old one. I have integreted computers into Mail-Art for a long time, but the traditional snail-mail has become less and more scarce. What it will all lead to we can see in the future. mail gets more expensive and even more rare. Postal regulations get more fierce and someday mail-art could be banned, who knows......

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