On Monday, legendary tech shop Tekserve shuttered after a 29-year-run. On August 23, though, you can bid to own a piece of Tekserve history, with nearly 500 objects that filled all rooms of the store going to auction, from old typewriters to bulky vintage cameras.
Many New Yorkers were sad to hear of Tekserve’s imminent closing, especially artists who work in new media, video, or otherwise incorporate the use of Apple products into their practices.
If you were in attendance at Hyperallergic’s recent Tumblr Art Symposium, you might have noticed a curated collection of tumblelogs projected onto the walls of the 319 Scholes gallery space. That exhibition was made possible by Tekserve Rentals, which offers an array of computer rentals to individuals and businesses.