The 1906 Vitagraph Company film "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" produced and animated by J. Stuart Blackton also includes an exceptional animated title sequence, striking for both its complexity and early date. It is taken from a paper print preserved at the Library of Congress.
Graphical Groove: Memorium for a Visual Music System by Laurie Spiegel
Once upon a time there was a computer music system called GROOVE (Generating Realtime Operations On Voltage-controlled Equipment, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey), which outputted in the realm of sound, and was a wonderful and still-unique tool for the composition thereof.... History Here
The past has often been a source of material for artists looking for stuff to appropriate and transform in their work. While copyright laws generally frown on this kind of thing, the presence of large archives of downloadable material on-line only make this easier to do.