Announcement: Primary and Archival Materials Collected on This Site

Itemized inventory of materials collected in the “Agrippa” and “Archival Documents” categories.

Agrippa

Archival Documents

Also includes electronic, digital, and other media artifacts used in the creation, publication, circulation, or documentation of Agrippa

Item #D1 Agrippa Press Release/Prospectus (1992)
Item #D2 Printer’s Copy of Genetic Code for Agrippa Body Text (1992)
Item #D3 Instructions for the Diskette in Agrippa (1992)
Item #D4 Mathematical Foundation for Agrippa’s Encryption Code (1938)
Item #D5 Code for Scrolling Gibson’s Poem in Agrippa (9 August 1992)
Item #D6 Letter from the Programmer (28 March 1992)
Item #D7 Notes on Agrippa’s Code (25 March 1992)
Item #D8 Conversations from the Echo Network (April 1992)
Item #D9 Letter from Kevin Begos to William Gibson (1992)
Item #D10 Machine Code (7 July 1992)
Item #D11 Press Release for “The Transmission” (1 December 1992)
Item #D12 Technical Specs for “the Transmission” (15 September 1992)
Item #D13 The Kitchen’s Advertisement for “The Transmission” (1992)
Item #D14 Letter from Kevin Begos to Chris Farley at USA Today (8 April 1992)
Item #D15 Letter from Kevin Begos to Alan Liu (26 October 2002)
Item #D16 Re:Agrippa (Experimental Video of Dec. 9, 1992, ‘Transmission’ of Agrippa) (1993)
Item #D17 Center for Book Arts Invitation (1993)
Item #D18 The Kitchen’s Press Release for “The Transmission” (16 October 1992)
Item #D19 Florida State Univ. Exhibition Press Release (1994)
Item #D20 Florida State Univ. Exhibition Loan Agreement (9 February 1992)
Item #D22 Victoria & Albert Museum Book and Beyond Exhibition Catalog (1995)
Item #D22 Center for Book Arts Newsletter Article (April 1993)
Item #D23 Invitation to Attend Exhibition at Stella’s (1992)
Item #D24 Cryptography Conference Attended by Kevin Begos (1 June 1992)
Item #D25 Further Conversations from the Echo Network (November-December 1992)
Item #D26 Kodak Catalog Advertising “The Agrippa Album” (1920)
Item #D27 Letter from Kevin Begos to William Gibson (c. Oct. 1992)
Item #D28 New Yorker Notice of “The Transmission” (14 December 1992)
Item #D29 Last Letter from the Programmer (9 August 1992)
Item #D30 Publisher’s Press Release for Agrippa (23 March 1992)
Item #D31 Letter from the Programmer (28 April 1992)
Item #D32 Letter from the Programmer (7 May 1992)
Item #D33 Source image for overprints on Dennis Ashbaugh’s etchings: Any One Acquainted with the Mechanisms of Projecting Lanterns Will See Its Advantages
Item #D34 Source image for overprints on Dennis Ashbaugh’s etchings: Pay Your Bills By Check
Item #D35 Source image for overprints on Dennis Ashbaugh’s etchings: Rapidly Detects and Quantifies Single and Double-Stranded DNA
Item #D36 Source image for overprints on Dennis Ashbaugh’s etchings: Recognized as the Height of Quality
Item #D37 Source image for overprints on Dennis Ashbaugh’s etchings: For Instantaneous Photography at Night
Item #D38 Source image for overprints on Dennis Ashbaugh’s etchings: We Now Introduce Such an Article
Item #D39 Source image for overprints on Dennis Ashbaugh’s etchings: Tell Daddy We Miss Him
Item #D40 Letter from Kevin Begos to William Gibson (1992)
Item #D41 Letter from Kevin Begos to Nick Despotopoulis at Apple Computer (24 July 1992)
Item #D42 Contract for Never-Created CD-ROM of Agrippa (undated)
Item #D43 Center for Book Arts Exhibition Catalog (1993)
Item #D44 ‘Templar’s’ Introduction to the First Online Copy of Gibson’s ‘Agrippa’ Poem (December 10, 1992)
Item #D45 Letter from John Perry Barlow to Kevin Begos (11 June 1992)
Item #D46 Flyer for UC Santa Barbara Exhibition and Panel on Agrippa (1 Dec. 2005)
Item #D47 Original Hand-Drawn Technical Plan for “the Transmission” (1992)
Item #D48 Bootleg video of Live Run of the Diskette Containing William Gibson’s “Agrippa” at the Americas Society, New York City (9 Dec. 1992)
Item #D49 Video cartridge containing ¾”-tape copy of the bootleg video of “Transmission” event at the Americas Society, New York Society. (Basis on Item #D48 on this site) (Original video recorded 9 Dec. 1992; date of this video cartridge and its copy of the original tape unknown)
Item #D50 Disk image (bit-level copy) of Agrippa diskette created from collector Allan Chasanoff’s original 1992 diskette (downloadable disk-image file: fd0_agrippa.dmg) (Oct. 2008)
Item #D51 Video capture of a “run” of William Gibson’s “Agrippa” poem made from playing a disk-image (bit-level) copy of original 1992 Agrippa diskette (Oct. 2008)
Item #D52 Original 1992 Agrippa 3½”, 1.4 Mb diskette belonging to collector Allan Chasanoff; used to make the disk-image copy and emulated run of the William Gibson poem featured on this site (Items #D50, #D51) (23 Sept. to 7 Oct. 1992)
Item #D53 3½”, 800 Kb diskette, spray-painted black, also belonging to collector Allan Chasanoff with unrecoverable or blank data; relation to the functional 1992 Agrippa 3½”, 1.4 Mb diskette (Item #D52) belonging to Chasanoff unknown. (It was possibly a prop used in the creation or publicity for Agrippa (possibly 1992)
Item #D54 Original Text of Gibson’s “Agrippa” Poem Extracted From Disk