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Show curated by artist and critic Jack Burnham for the Jewish Museum in New York City in the fall of 1970. The show put together computers and conceptual artists, linking them through the idea of software as a process or a program to be carried out by a machine or, why not, by the audience based on "instruction lines" formulated by the artist.


  • Jack Burnham, "Notes on Art and Information Processing," in Software - Information Technology: Its New Meaning for Art - pages 10-14; catalog of the "Software" exhibition curated by Burnham at the Jewish Museum in Brooklyn, NY (16 September - 8 November 1970).
  • "Software Everywhere: Jewish Museum, NY, exhibition" by Dore Ashton in Studio International, Vol. 180 (November 1970), pages 200-202.
  • "Art and Information: 'Software' at the Jewish Museum" by Bitite Vinklers in Arts magazine, Vol. 45, No. 1 (September 1970), page 46.
  • "Notes on Jack Burnham's Concepts of a Software Exhibition," by Robert Mallory in Leonardo, Volume 3, Number 2 (1970), pages 189-190.
  • Jack Burnham, "Comments on Mallary's Note" in Leonardo, Volume 3, Number 2 (April 1970), pages 265-266. A response to Robert Mallory's review of the "Software" show, in the same issue.
  • "The House That Jack Built: Jack Burnham's Concept of Software as a Metaphor for Art," by Edward A. Shanken. Originally published in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Vol. 6, No. 10 (November, 1998). Reprinted in Reframing Consciousness: Art, Mind and Technology, edited by Roy Ascott (Exeter, England: Intellect Books, 1999, hardcover ISBN = 1-84150-013-5, paperback ISBN = 1-84150-051-8). http://www.artexetra.com/House.html
  • A German-language synopsis of the "Software" show, the planning behind it and the works it contained - by Lutz Dammbeck, 2003. http://www.t-h-e-n-e-t.com/html/_film/them/_them_software.htm
  • Comments on and description of the catalog of the Software show, in French and English, by Vincent Bonin, Daniel Langlois Foundation, 2004. http://www.fondation-langlois.org/html/f/page.php?NumPage=541, http://www.fondation-langlois.org/html/e/page.php?NumPage=541