Posts tagged Machinimism

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From the AT&T Archives:

Jim Henson made this film in 1963 for The Bell System. Specifically, it was made for an elite seminar given for business owners, on the then-brand-new topic — Data Communications.
I said, at the World Science Festival, “When you take your child for a walk, you say look at the birdie, not look at the traffic cones.” … It’s extremely rare for parents to say look at the rock.

Transcript | Unfolding Language, Unfolding Life with Jean Berko Gleason [OnBeing.org]

Yeah, okay. But what if you took your child for a walk, and you saw a robot?


They are also early visual encapsulations of what came to be known in the 1990s as the technological sublime.  The vertiginous sense of awe, wonder, poetry and terror that people  experienced in nature, when opening their senses to the sky, mountains,  forests, rivers or oceans, could now be felt when contemplating the  frightening immensity of a machine’s harnessed power, the magical  effectiveness of electricity, or the boundless matrix of digital  connection. 

Rick Poynor: Chris Foss and the Technological Sublime: Observers Room: Design Observer

They are also early visual encapsulations of what came to be known in the 1990s as the technological sublime. The vertiginous sense of awe, wonder, poetry and terror that people experienced in nature, when opening their senses to the sky, mountains, forests, rivers or oceans, could now be felt when contemplating the frightening immensity of a machine’s harnessed power, the magical effectiveness of electricity, or the boundless matrix of digital connection. 

Rick Poynor: Chris Foss and the Technological Sublime: Observers Room: Design Observer