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In conjunction with INK studios, this collection is part of a greater body of work capturing the look of 1960’s mainframe computers. His goal was to show off the startling beauty of these historic machines, along with stories behind each computer.
Bell explained in a press release: “from the colourful randomness of Alan Turing’s Pilot Ace to the bugeyed stare of the retrofuturistic Control Data 6600, early computer and mainframe designs are as beautiful as they are fascinating.”
Control Data 6600: The CDC 6600 was the flagship mainframe supercomputer of the 6000 series of computers manufactured by Control Data Corporation.
Harwell Dekatron: The Harwell Dekatron, also known as the Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell (WITCH), is an early British relaybased computer created in the 1950s.
EAI Pace (TR 48): The EAI Pace is a 'desktop computer' that was manufactured and produced in the early 1960's.
Endim 2000: The ENDIM 2000 analogue computer was a tubebased design developed and manufactured in the former German Democratic Republic.
HDR 75: The HDR75 is a small analogue hybrid computer that was developed in the former DDR at the Technical University of Dresden (now known as The Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing).
ICL 7500: The ICL 7500 series (7501, 7502, 7503, 7561, etc.) are a range of terminals and workstations that were developed by the now defunct UK computing company, ICL, during the 1970s.
IBM 729: The IBM 729 Magnetic Tape Unit was IBM's iconic tape mass storage system from the late 1950s through the mid1960s.
The IBM 729 Magnetic Tape Unit was IBM's iconic tape mass storage system from the late 1950s through the mid1960s.
IBM 1401: The IBM 1401 is a variable word length decimal computer first produced in 1959. The first member of the highly successful IBM 1400 series, it was aimed at replacing tabulation machines equipment for processing data stored on punched cards.
Meda 42TA: The Meda 42TA was one of the last analogue hybrid computers to be built in former Czechoslovakia. It dates from the early 1970s, and found widespread use in many countries behind the Iron Curtain.
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