LOL memory

– on going
Acrylic plate, copper wire, string, book glue, metal,
all “I” – words from the various SF novels

Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

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“Core Rope Memory” is one type of the ROM Memories (ROM = Read Only Memory). This term is also known as “LOL Memory” (Little Old Lady Memory) because the women of NASA’s space factory woven these memories. In the 1960s, this type of memory was used for NASA’s early experiments during the Mars Space Program and for the Apollo Guidance Computer. Software pioneer Margaret Hamilton had successfully developed “Core Rope Memory” for the Apollo space program.

Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

Books, cut out of the “I”:
„The Ship Who Sang“ (Nanne McCaffery, 1969)
„Love is the Plan The Plan is Death“ (James Tiptree Jr, 1973)
„And I awoke and found me here on the cold hill’s side“ (James Tiptree Jr, 1972)
„The Girl who was plugged in“ (James Tiptree Jr, 1974)
„The Women men don’t see “ (James Tiptree Jr, 1973)
„Houston, Houston, do you read?“ (James Tiptree Jr, 1976)
„We who stole the dream“ (James Tiptree Jr, 1978)
„And I awake and found me here on the cold hill’s side“ (James Tiptree Jr, 1972)
„With delicate mad hands“ (James Tiptree Jr, 1981)

Exhibitions: Galerie Nanna Preußners, Hamburg (DE) / Waitingroom, Tokyo (JP) / Konya 2023, Fukuoka (JP)