todaysdocument:

It’s April 15 - Are Your Taxes Done?

State-of-the-art systems at internalrevenueservice are waiting to process your returns!

While punch cards and tape drives seem archaic now, they were a “new dimension” in data processing and tax administration at the time of this IRS educational film, “Right on the Button,” from the late 1960s. 

Excerpted from “Right on the Button." From the series: Motion Picture Films, ca. 1960 - ca. 1970. Records of the Internal Revenue Service, 1791 - 2006.

Now, go finish those taxes!

Geert Goiris.

“Talking Popcorn is a sound sculpture that evolved out of interest in language, translation, and Morse Code. A microphone in the cabinet of the popcorn machine picks up sound of popping corn, and a computer hidden in the pedestal runs a custom-written program that translates the popping sounds according to the patterns and dictates of Morse Code. A computer-generated voice provides a simultaneous spoken translation.”

Talking Popcorn is a sound sculpture that evolved out of interest in language, translation, and Morse Code. A microphone in the cabinet of the popcorn machine picks up sound of popping corn, and a computer hidden in the pedestal runs a custom-written program that translates the popping sounds according to the patterns and dictates of Morse Code. A computer-generated voice provides a simultaneous spoken translation.”

Robert Capa’s ‘Spectators at the Longchamp Racecourse, Paris’ (circa 1952).

Nina Katchadourian, Moss Map.

Nina Katchadourian, Moss Map.

LIMERICKS WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN M JOHANSEN!

John Johansen. 

John Johansen, “Floating House.”

Kinda compels mise en abyme into the abyss.

Kite flying with Sergei Rachmaninov.

houghtonlib:

La Loie Fuller, the celebrated skirt-dancer, ca. 1900.

MS Thr 415 (Box 7, Folder 283.15)

Houghton Library, Harvard University