People will find ways to make art with whatever they have — even if all they have is a failed video game console.
Enter Human Vectors, a 1980s video art piece unearthed by The New Museum as part of it’s XFR STN media conservation project. The piece was made by Dov Jacobson primarily with the Vectrex, a failed vector-based game console that launched just in time for the video game crash of 1983. The result is a charmingly simple work of primitive gaming pop-art.
Thanks to the New Museum and Archive.org, it’s now available for future generations. For a longer interview on the piece and its history, read the full interview at Rhizome.