Matriculated! Or curated, at any rate…. The Institute of Contemporary Art ( icaphila.org )at the University of Pennsylvania wanted visitors to their 50th Anniversary Exhibition (now through Aug. 17.) to be able to type their thoughts. Left an Olympia SM-9, a massive Olympia SG-1, and an IBM Selectric II to choose from… They went with the Selectric–still period correct, certainly a design classic worthy of the ICA and impossible to jam. Will monitor the scene and see what gets typed….
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It’s beautiful, it’s blue and it belonged to the legendary musicologist and folklorist Alan Lomax.
On eBay right now, no bids yet, someone please buy it–so I don’t! Here’s the link.
And here’s the machine:
What a nice color… same as the one in the snowy field that Hunter S. Thompson menaced with a shiny pistol. This one probably had a much calmer existence!