CPU, 1999

Software, Macintosh 280c, and Plastic Acrylic

14.5 x 10.5 x 3.5 inches

Runs Continuously, Never Repeats

Edition of 12

CPU, or Color Processing Unit, is a study of emergent behavior and viewer perception. A rule set generates combinations of colors. Although the software uses the same rules, the viewer interprets some of these combinations as ‘patterns’ and others as ‘noise’. In this way it comments on the infinite potential of visual space – how many images are possible and how many are considered as such. 


Tech-né-Color, Sandra Gering Inc, NYC


Technologism, Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA, Australia


Digital Paintings, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA


Outside In: Ten Years of Software Art, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy


Techno/Sublime, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
John F. Simon, Jr., Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA


Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN


John F. Simon, Jr.,SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Digital Louisiana, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
John F. Simon, Jr. University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA


Glee Painting Now, Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Palm beach, FL
Scanner, CCAC Institute, San Francisco
TranspolyBlu, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO


Glee: Painting Now, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT


Cyber Cypher Either End, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston