1980s Home Coding…

“1980s Home Coding: The Art of Amateur Programming”
From The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader, ed. Brennan and Ballard, 2008.

A man coding a video game in the 1980s.

Swalwell investigates the highly experimental practice of home coding in the 1980s that was a significant part of the reception and culture of early home computers. Her informants exemplify early relations to technology beyond the instrumental, where the “probing of possibilities provided a base for invention”.

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