My first attemp to recode historic computer art is based on a work from Roger Vilder. He is one of the first artists who worked with computer graphics. “Graphics and Computer Art” magazine published some prints of his “Variation on 9 Squares” in June 1976 (Vol. 1, No. 2).
The idea comes from The ReCode Project, a community-driven effort to preserve computer art by translating it into Processing and publishing it on Github. Started by Matthew Elper and Kyle McDonald, it aims to make computer art available to contemporary artists to learn from, share, and build on. (more…)