A video capture bpNichol’s 1984 Hypercard poem. This was realized in 2007 by Jim Andrews, Geof Huth, Lionel Kearns, Marko Niemi, and Dan Waber.
“In 1983 and 1984, bpNichol used an Apple IIe computer and the Apple BASIC programming language to create First Screening, a suite of a dozen programmed, kinetic poems. He distributed First Screening through Underwhich, an imprint he started in 1979 with a small group of poets. The Underwhich edition of First Screening consisted of 100 numbered and signed copies distributed on 5.25" floppies along with printed matter.” – From vispo.com.
Some interesting links:
- First screening site on Vispo.com, the source of this video: http://vispo.com/bp/introduction.htm
- Media Archeology Lab http://mediaarchaeologylab.com/translating-translating-bpnichol/