Without such technological innovations as the printing press, portable paint tubes, silkscreens, cameras, and computers, art history as we know it would look much different. To kick off Philly Tech Week,
we looked for some tech-related pieces in our collection.
Harold Edgerton invented the stroboscope, a flash-emitting device that gave the illusion of slow motion, to capture the paths of fast-moving objects. He used the device to create images such as “Tumblers.”
Giacomo Bella’s “Abstract Speed” illustrates an abstract perspective on movement, transportation, and speed in the mechanized world
The iMac computer is an icon of 20th-century design.
“iMac” Computer, Designed 1998, Designed by Jonathan Ive and Apple Industrial Design Team, Made by Apple Computer Inc.