Part 2: Trapped: Andy Warhol's Amiga Experiments

In Part 2 of The Invisible Photograph, see how a team of computer scientists, archivists, artists, and curators teamed up to unearth Andy Warhol’s lost digital works.

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Trapped: Andy Warhol's Amiga Experiments

Late in the evening on Wednesday April 23, 2014, the news of the Warhol Amiga recovery project was leaked a few hours early, and spread like wildfire over Twitter and then quickly across the blogosphere. I awoke the next morning to a string of text messages from the museum’s press officer Jonathan Gaugler with requests for comments and interviews. The response was so overwhelming that at a certain point a pounding migraine tuned everything out and I lost a few hours. I knew the Warhol images would spark some interest, but I never foresaw the deluge it unleashed out into the world.

The Warhol Amiga recovery project was a testament to the possibilities of local collaboration in a place like Pittsburgh. Three institutions pitched in, including The Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Mellon University (including notably the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and the Carnegie Mellon Computer Club), and…