Aaron Marcus, Directions for Genesis 1 and 2, 1973
Aaron Marcus, Soft Where, Inc., Vol. 1, West Coast Poetry Review, 1975
Letterform Archive’s holdings include material from all over the world, but a sizeable portion comes from creators in the San Francisco Bay Area, such as Emigre (mentioned above) and computer graphics artist Aaron Marcus. Marcus is one of the earliest experts in human-computer interaction and has a distinguished technology career, but he continually explores the fields of culture, language, and visual communication. His recent gift to the Archive includes conceptual art that is both beautiful and thought-provoking. This piece makes use of a circular chart from a mechanical recorder to plan “a ritual chant” (i.e. group performance art). The chart was later republished on the cover of a literary magazine.