John H. Evans Library Digital Collections

First Color Poetry

Title

First Color Poetry

Type

moving image

Subject

Color computer graphics | Computers and education | Video recordings

Creator

Skellings, Edmund

Date

1978-07-12

Format

mp4

Item

Description

Edmund Skellings' home video demonstrating visual poetry on an Intelligence Systems Corporation (ISC) personal computer equipped with 8 kilobytes of memory and a Wang disk drive. Skellings programmed in BASIC, chaining the programs so the last command in each demonstration call the next demonstration. The demo is based on his patented color text system. Note: This video is in real time. Recommend using fast foward to speed up the presentation. No sound. (Runtime: 39 minutes)

Citation

Skellings, Edmund, “First Color Poetry,” John H. Evans Library Digital Collections, accessed March 3, 2024, https://digcollections.lib.fit.edu/items/show/4211.