Geoff Davis 2019
I had written for the student arts magazine and music fanzines, mainly Sheffield and London’s NMX by Martin Lacey (now publishing Safety Pin punk magazine). So making a magazine was a natural thing to do, although perhaps not a core activity for Micro Arts. Friends supplied some of the computer art articles, which covered art generation, music, etc. It was an alternative to the usual computer magazines which did not cover art, only graphic production, games etc.
Micro Arts History 1984-85 ebook – links for ‘standard’ and ‘deluxe’ fully illustrated edition ($1.99/$7.99)
There’s quite a good Kindle Sample available for you to check out (other formats online soon):
SEE KINDLE PREVIEW
Links for fully illustrated edition
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TYDLLHN/ (UK co uk)
Links for smaller download standard edition, with some images
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07TRPDKPZ (UK co uk)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TRPDKPZ (US Com)
Or search your local Kindle store for Micro Arts History 1984–85
Next is a short extract from Micro Arts Magazine editorial, by ‘Clive Sinclair’, this was a spoof piece based on a typical inspiring text:
Have you ever thought about computing and the people in it as special? Here’s why…
It is the computer personality who dares to face life as it is with its dangers and risks.
They love to laugh, they love to be excited, they love to be interested.
This is a time when it is fine for an individual not to be adjusted to a way of life, because the way of life changes every year.
And if someone feels the world to be frightening and harrowing because it doesn’t stay the same, I recommend a diet of Computers and the company of Computer Programmers.
[continues in this style]
Magazine will be freely available soon.