“The Jaime Levy Floppy Disk Electronic Magazine Collection” 2015
A limited edition (150) of these disk sets which are signed and numbered are available for sale to museums, libraries, and private collectors. They come with a password-protected cloud access that allows you to play/exhibit a digital interactive simulation of the content of all five electronic magazines perfectly on contemporary Apple computers. $5000. Want a piece of Cyberpunk history? Here it is! (Note: the current price will increase exponentially based on availability and value.)
“Cyber Rag I,” 1990/2015
“Cyber Rag II,” 1990/2015
“Cyber Rag III,” 1991/2015
“Electronic Hollywood I,” 1991/2015
“Electronic Hollywood II,” 1992/2015
Five electronic magazines on floppy disk; labeled, signed, dated, and titled.
3-11/16 x 3-9/16 inches each (9.4 x 9 cm. each)
Edition of 150 plus 10 Artist’s Proofs.
Published by Jaime Levy, Los Angeles, California.
|Digital Art Articles and Exhibitions||This is a collection of links that are related to selling digital art as fine art.|
|Museums Morph Digitally – 2014||Article in the New York Times about major museums going digital.|
|March 2007 Blog Post||A conversation about exhibiting and selling digital fine art featuring Reto Wettach in Berlin|
|2018 Art Exhibit||Computer Grrrls. An exhibition by HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein), Dortmund (DE), in coproduction with La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris (FR). Note: They requested old photos of me for their cyber chick timeline.|
|Emulation Hackathon 2012||Blog post by the Open Preservation Foundation on emulation and the preservation movement.|
|NFT Research||Article about Aphex Twin’s NFT for reference for my Threat Man NFT project.|
|Press on Ambulance||Ambulance Review in the NY Times Book Review < – (they hated it!)|
Jaime Levy(American, born
COPY TO USE AS REFERENCE (AND NO I DON’T THINK I AM EVEN COMPARABLE TO HOLZER, BUT I STILL LOVE HER AND AM INSPIRED BY HER WORK/CAREER! )Installation and Conceptual artist Jenny Holzer (American, b.1950) is best known for her use of the light-emitting diode (LED) screen, and her widely recognized Truisms series. After studying art at Duke University in North Carolina, as well as at the University of Chicago, Holzer earned her BFA at Ohio University in 1972. Holzer entered the MFA program at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975, and while enrolled, began experimenting with language in the form of installations, anonymous public works, and flyers. In 1977, Holzer began her first truly public series, Truisms, consisting of provocative one-line aphorisms printed in an italic bold font, confronting the viewer through the unsettling element of truth in each proclamation, such as “men are not monogamous by nature” and “money creates taste.” Such concise allegations elicit public discussion, directly engaging viewers in a larger discourse on society that often broaches polemical issues.
Holzer is often compared to the American artist Barbara Kruger, who shares a similar affinity for prompting public debate through text. Because of the adaptable nature of Holzer’s art, her work has been adapted for commercial manufacturing, and can be seen on t-shirts, stickers, tote bags, paper weights, benches, and even sarcophagi. Holzer’s work has received much public attention, and has been placed in public areas like Times Square in New York City, as well as projected on the facades of prominent buildings. Her work is represented in museum collections worldwide, and, in 2008, the Whitney Museum in New York organized Protect Protect, a retrospective of Holzer’s work.
- 1950 Born in Gallipolis, OH
1968–1970 Attended Duke University, Durham, NC
1970–1971 Attended the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1972 BFA, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1990 Leone d’Oro, XLIV Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
1994 BZ – Kulturpreis, Berliner Zeitung, Berlin, Germany
Lives and works in Hoosick, NY
2015 Welcome to the Future! The floppy cd-rom revolution– IMAL Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Video of Exhibit link
2013 Language Games – Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cácer
Welcome to the Future! proposes a historical selection of art & culture cd-roms and electronic artworks published on floppies, mostly produced in the 90s. It presents early pioneering works in new media and digital arts, conveying many visions and utopias around the upcoming digital world. It shows the dynamism of pre-web electronic publishing, featuring remarkable experimentations in hypertext and hypermedia narration and documentation, in User Interface design before the normative ergonomy of the web and its dotcoms, in the aesthetic of interactivity, in playable interactions between sounds and images, in generative art and digital literature. Their platform was the Personal Computer which was becoming the ubiquitous computing appliance that prepared today’s digital world.
Welcome to the Future! is not only about the history of 20-years-old new media art, but also about the future of today’s born-digital content. Cd-rom and floppy artworks are emblematic examples of the preservation problem of born-digital content. Playing these 20-years-old contents on contemporary machines is already impossible now, and will be as well within 5 to 10 years for any software-based art that is produced today (from digital artworks to ebooks, apps and webdocs). Without substantial R&D effort in preservation methodologies and technologies, without political decisions regarding software publishers, main internet actors and IPR issues, without a profound analysis of the roles and actions of museums for born-digital content, born-digital art will soon be dead, lost for future generations. This is why iMAL is initiating a new R&D project, the Resurrection Lab.
Thanks to collectors, artists and media art organizations in Europe, USA, Japan and Australia, Welcome to the Future! shows a selection 100 cd-roms and floppies (including some rare items).
The works are presented along 3 themes: (1) Visions, utopias and politics of the upcoming digital world, (2) New art forms and artistic digital expressions (3) Documents on contemporary arts. A fourth section deals with digital collection and heritage : (4) Heritage. This website follows the same structure (see the corresponding tabs 1, 2, 3, 4) providing introduction texts by Marie Lechner and detailled notices on the exhibited items. The last tab Interviews proposes interviews with 6 actors active in electronic publishing in the 90’s: Bob Stein (Voyager), Geert Lovink, Etienne Mineur, Antoine Schmitt, Suzanne Treister and Pierre Lavoie. All works are presented with their original packaging (box, booklet,…) and the visitors are able to play with them on vintage computers or on today hardware with emulation software.