This is pretty interesting. Andy Warhol digitally painting a picture of Debbie Harry with a Commodore Amiga at a product launch press conference in 1985!

Add one part Andy Warhol of soup can fame, a dash of Debbie Harry of Blondie and toss in the Amiga and you get an amazing stew of early 80’s pop culture in one bit sized morsel.

It is pretty funny watching Andy Warhol and the Commodore host interact; it is worst on-screen chemistry I’ve seen since Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman in Attack of the Clones. However, I do love the term “leaky flood filter,” (at1:17). I think I’ll start using that when I have a poorly made layer mask or when losing to the “The Flood” in Halo. It is interesting that the host sees the leaky flood filter as a mistake and Warhol thinks it is pretty and wants to keep it. That shows the vast gulf that sometimes exists between the creator of something and the end user. It’s something that authors, designers, illustrators, film makers and developers should keep in mind when their creations are released in the world. That is, no matter what your intentions are or how good your plan is, when your creation is released it will take on a life of its own.

via John Knack


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