PDA, 2001

Software, Macintosh G3 PowerBook, Plastic Acrylic and Plastic Laminate

27 x 16 x 3 inches

Runs Continuously, Never Repeats

Edition of 3

PDA, Personal Digital Art or Pop Digital Art, pays homage to the Pop Art movement and the proliferation of handheld electronic devices. The work loosely resembles an oversized personal digital assistant. The screen displays changing compositions of ‘flowers’ over a continually moving background. The wave-like motion of the background resembles pulses of communication, a reference to technology’s ubiquity. The work is my first one that explores composing a subject on shifting ground. 


Digital Paintings, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA


Outside In: Ten years of Software Art, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy


John F. Simon, Jr., Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA


Flower Power, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France


John F. Simon, Jr.,SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Digital Louisiana, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
John F. Simon, Jr. University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA


FICA, exhibited by Gallerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France