c/o The Central Bank of Guatemala
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
$12.00
c/o The Central Bank of Guatemala
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
$12.00
Michael Stevenson's Capp Street Project, c/o the Central Bank of Guatemala, is the result of his intense investigation into a bygone hydraulic analog computer called the Phillips Machine (or Moniac, the Monetary National Income Automatic Computer).

Originally built in 1949 by New Zealand economist Bill Phillips, this anthropomorphic object, standing more than six feet tall and pumping water through a vascular series of Plexiglas chambers and channels, employed water to represent monetary flow in a national economy. Intended to provide sophisticated economic analyses, 15 machines were built, marketed, and shipped off to such disparate locations as London, Istanbul, Melbourne, and Guatemala City.

Author: Michael Stevenson
Year: 2006
Pages: 24
Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.7 cm
Cover: Softcover
Language: English