Photographic Insight Into The Hypermodern Studio 2002

I was finishing up my thesis at Cornell University and taking double loads of classes in art and cognitive psychology in addition to Spanish. Note the lightsaber, Motorola v200 (Awesome for texting, but the speaker broke 3 times and I swapped out for Nokia 3660 the first camera phone in the US) and various cords and a gigantor thermal wax printer (which I still own).

Enjoy the ten-year Wayback Machine, with a surprise popup of Pete Ippel 2002…and yes all the images were shot with a Sony Mavica 640×480 px and written to a 3.5″ floppy disk.

So this is where the magic happened…lots of Mt. Dew Code Red, sleeping under my desk with a blanket and the computer fan blowing hot air on me to stay warm…then waking up to go to drawing class at 9am, grabbing a strawberry Pop-Tart on the way…

Thank you goes to all my friends and collaborators who provided wonderful support and helped me finish my Thesis “Priorities” on time.

Pete Ippel "Blue Room" Studio - The birthplace of Hypermodern Art, Cornell University
Pete Ippel "Blue Room" Studio - The birthplace of Hypermodern Art, Cornell University
2 Lightsabers, Lappy, CAT5 cable, Motorola v200, and a Spanish Book...Typical
2 Lightsabers, Lappy, CAT5 cable, and a Spanish Book...Typical Studio Equipent
Pete Ippel in "Blue Room" studio 2002, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Pete Ippel in "Blue Room" studio 2002, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Tectronix 300i Thermal Wax Printer, Macintosh, 2 servers, and a IBM Pentium 95
Tectronix 300i Thermal Wax Printer, Macintosh, 2 servers, and a IBM Pentium 95, and the first computer I ever owned: the Compaq 1535 DM
2002, running Windows 98, this was right before I first installed Redhat Linux...
2002, running Windows 98, this was right before I first installed Redhat Linux...

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Pete Ippel, the son of a dancer and a musician, was born in Oak Park, Illinois and has been surrounded by the arts since birth. He moved to Morris, Illinois in 1989 and started to participate in athletics rather than dance. After high school, Pete attended Cornell University where he received a BA in psychology and a BFA in photo / digital art making. He continued to follow his sporting dreams in the high jump, which culminated in a school record leap of 7 feet 1/2 inch in 2001. In May 2004 he attained an MFA degree in the New Genres department of the San Francisco Art Institute. Presently Pete is a practicing artist whose work is in numerous private collections and has been exhibited in New York, California, and internationally. Mr. Ippel resides in Working Artists Ventura, a sustainable artist community in southern California. In addition, he teaches art, is a web developer, an active blogger, and still high jumps from time to time. As a passionate problem solver and a pragmatic optimist, Pete’s art and his life are full of exciting challenges.

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  1. What do lightsabers, two-way texting, an original Macintosh, and a thermal wax printers have in common? Step into the Way Back Machine and see what my studio was like ten years ago…

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