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Roman Verostko: Artist and Humanist, in DOUBLE VISIONS  produced by John Flomer, Art & Artist Series, Contraptions, 1896, Minneapolis Television Network.Aired on "Cable Arts Presents", Rogers Cable System, artists profiles.

The Video documents me working in my studio  with  a full color dot-matrix impact  printer driven with an IBM PC. Monitors display excerpts from my Magic Hand of Chance and other early 1980's programs. . Viewers will also hear the  sound of a raster printer as it  prints an image displayed on the  PC monitor. One hears the sound of the printer as it prints an image of a screen image; also there are electronic sounds coded with one of the visual sequences.  John Flomer selected  image sequences, voice  explanations and arranged the documentary as a work of art.  This documentary is an excellent example of  John Flomer's work as  "visual-artist". (see the window at the bottom of this page).

Images below show the "Prism"  dot-matrix  printer that appears in the video. The print shown was made from a screen dump from one of my early programs. This printer employs a "4 color process" ribbon and the colors on  the IBM Graphics card could be coded for the ribbon colors.  This "Prism" printer, manufactured by  Integrated Data Systems, was featured in the February 1982 issue#21 of "COMPUTE!".  "The Centre for Computing History" in Cambridge documents this 1982 Prism feature. 
See:
 http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/9031/Integral-Data-Systems-Prism-Printer-Model-132/


Above:
The Prism printer with a print in the printing position.
 


Above:
The color codes  I mounted on the printer for easy access.
 


Above:
The manufacturer's box containing a new unused 4 color process tape. This was meant to match the inks in 4 color process printing. These were the standard 4 colors used in letterpress printing.  Michael Tomaszewski used 4 color process inks with the Vandercook proof press when he hand-pulled the edition of George Boole's Derivation of the Laws. 

About John Flomer, Producer

John Flomer, Visual artist, composer and producer, collaborated with me in the 1970's by composing electronic  sound tracks for Minnesota in Four Seasons.  John had followed one of my 20th Century courses at MCAD and he shared my excitement and interest in emerging electronic technologies. He had also had experience as a composer and performing musician preceding his studies at MCAD.   John Flomer's  poetic soul, wedded to his music, can be experienced in his Spotted Peccary Music.

See also: John Flomer – Spotted Peccary Music 

 

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