"Comet Zero" was my first truly cybernetic jewel, and also the first cybernetic LCD jewel anywhere in the world. It runs an assembly language program on a Motorola single chip microcomputer, to control the configuration of the LCD segments in real time. There are 16 segments that are in constant apparent motion, sometimes very quick. The patterns can be changed by changing the software, forever severing the identification of jewelry with hardware. The software is modular, with different modules being selected with the IRQ switch, to present varying visual effects.

microcomputer, software, LCD, anodized titanium, acrylic, rubber

neckpiece, 1985

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