Warhol was an early inspiration for me -- I wanted to be able to treat writing like he treated art. The idea that a written thing could be an object, and that reproductions would not be in the realm of hundreds or tens of thousands, but tens or hundreds, like a silk screen.

 

Also alongside ideas of writing like Pollock painted -- flinging words and letters, which would be the|an anthithesis of mass-producing writing.

 

Via Warhol I went into concrete poetry via the typewriter, producing things that had texture and individuality that were written objects.

 

Anyway.

 

 

Wikipedia:wiki/Andy_warhol
Andy Warhol in Pioneer stereo ad

 

Warhol and the Commodore Amiga

Andy Warhol paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga (youtube link)
http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/23/commodore-amiga-celebrates-its-25th-birthday-andy-warhol-still/
http://www.rebol.com/article/0309.html
http://www.artnode.org/text/andywarhol/index.html

 

screencap of a pdf of Amiga World? magazine from http://www.artnode.org/text/andywarhol/index.html
My family subscribed to Amigaworld, but the subscription started after that issue. As a Warhol fan at the time, the irony was not lost on me.