Spoiler — this is not a sprawling timeline article about the history of this field. It’s a writeup meant to spur discussion about why there isn’t one yet and whether we should start making something.

Historical research in the arts and tech field is really enjoyable. I’ve looked into the past for live visualsalternative displays, and even fireworks. I sometimes wonder what it will be like for someone like myself trying to piece together the history of creative code in 50+ years. They are going to have a lot of internet to sift through. Is there a way we can take steps towards the preservation of important information for future historians?

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