21st CENTURY ART, C.E.- B.C.


"...the geometry is the light..."

COMPUTERS


Circuit Board of a Hard Disk







Circuit Board of a Maxtor, MXT 540R Computer Hard Disk




The computer's hard disk circuit board is one of the most extraordinary examples of the grid arts: textures, patterns, repetitions, all functionally related to creating images for the human eye. We've come a long way since the birth of computer technology beginning in the Western World, so they say, with the Jacquard Loom. Technology itself has assumed an awesome beauty and has opened the gates to the divine magnificence of the Mandelbrot Sets, new architecture such as the Guggenheim Musuem Bilbao, endless access to knowledge about the Textile Arts -- all the grid arts. The Circuit Board itself, as an image, takes on an almost magical illuminated city-like appearance on the brilliance of the Web -- indeed, it is a city, a whole civilization -- of cyberspace.




Disk and IC Resident software Copyright © Maxtor Corporation 1997



21st Century Art, C.E. - B.C., A Context

Copyright © Jan Haag 1997
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED




Jan Haag may be reached via e-mail: jhaag@u.washington.edu






BY JAN HAAG


MUSIC + POETRY + TEXTILE ART + TRAVEL + ESSAYS + FICTION

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO