Databases

Ada_Lovelace
Portrait of Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) by Margaret Sarah Carpenter (1793-1872)

Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (née Byron; 10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She was the first to recognize that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation and published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is sometimes regarded as the first to recognize the full potential of a “computing machine” and the first computer programmer— in Wikipedia.

When art becomes data when data becomes art

AMERICAN DATABASES

Whole Earth Catalog (1968-88)
Anthology Film Archives (1970)
Electronic Arts Intermix (1971)
Vasulka Archive (1971)
National Coalition Against Censorship (1973)
The Getty Research Institution (1974)
Video Data Bank (1976)
The File Room (1994)
Rhizome (1995)
Word (1995)
Computer History Museum (1996)
Internet Archive: Wayback Machine (1996)
Turbulence (1996)
UbuWeb (1996)
The Daniel Langlois Foundation (1997)
netart_latino ‘database’ (2000-2005)
Artport | Whitney Museum of American Art (2001)
Walker Art Center, Gallery 9 (1997-2003)
runme.org (2003-2012)
American Suburb X – ASX (2008)
Streaming Museum (2008)
Odissey Simulators (2010)
Arte e Ativismo (2015)
The 3D Additivist Cookbook (2015, 2017)
Net Art Anthology (2016-18)
Tony Conrad. “Music and the Mind of the World” (1976-1982). Compiled by Arcangel Surfware (2017)