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  • Date:

    ca. 1960-1980 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photograph of a computer-generated drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Computer Arts Society, supported by System Simulation Ltd, London

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf 26

This image is a photographic copy of a plotter drawing by Maughan S. Mason. A number of examples of Mason's work were included in Cybernetic Serendipity, an exhibition held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 1968. The same image is reproduced in the book accompanying the exhibition (p.92). According to the Cybernetic Serendipity catalogue, his works were produced using an analogue computer. They were previously displayed at the Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City.

Maughan Sterling Mason was born in Ogden, Utah, in 1931. He received a Master of Science degree in physics in 1953 and went on to become president of the Society for Computer Simulation. He worked for IBM as a computer programmer for 25 years, in Palo Alto, California.

Physical description

Black and white photograph of a computer-generated drawing by Maughan S. Mason.


ca. 1960-1980 (made)


Unknown (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Photograph of a computer-generated drawing


Height: 56.3 cm, Width: 47.3 cm

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph after a computer generated drawing, 1966, by Maughan S. Mason.


Photographic paper


Photography; Computer graphics


Computer Art


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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