These Computer Microchip Drawings Are Amazingly Intricate Abstractions

Apr 16, 2013 2:54PM

At [this] scale, the familiar microchip patterns gave way to mesmerizing networks of lines and color. I couldn’t help but wonder what led to the acquisition of these — historical significance, aesthetics, or both?

Image: Intel Corporation, Diagram of Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory Chip (EPROM) (1986), computer-generated plot on paper, .1: 42 1/4 x 42 3/8″ framed


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