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Computers in the Workplace: IBM and the ‘Electronic Brain’ of Desk Set (1957)

Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the editor of Technology and Culture (2005) and co-editor of Film Theory (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From IBM to MGM : Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2011

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...In parallel with experiments in how to utilise the digital computer as a tool for the production of moving images, cinema played an important role in determining the evolving status and symbolic signification of this nascent technology...

From the Scrapheap to the Science Lab: The Pioneers of Computer Animation

Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the editor of Technology and Culture (2005) and co-editor of Film Theory (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From IBM to MGM : Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2011

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...The history of cinema is often found in unusual places. As Thomas Elsaesser has reminded us, ‘there have [always] been very distinct uses of the cinematograph and the moving image, as well as of the recording and reproducing technologies...

Expanded Consciousness, Expanded Cinema: A Techno-Utopian Counterculture

Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the editor of Technology and Culture (2005) and co-editor of Film Theory (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From IBM to MGM : Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2011

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...In an era that witnessed both the moon landing of 1969 and the conflict of the Vietnam War, the computer occupied a position at the centre of a cultural, political and social maelstrom concerning the broader status of science...

Conclusion

Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the editor of Technology and Culture (2005) and co-editor of Film Theory (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From IBM to MGM : Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2011

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...The future of the past is in the futureThe future of the present is in the pastThe future of the future is in the present.Looking beyond the dawn of the digital age, it is important to consider what this era anticipated; that is, what seeds...

‘I’m Sorry Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That’: Artificial Intelligence in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the editor of Technology and Culture (2005) and co-editor of Film Theory (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From IBM to MGM : Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2011

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...If the art and technology movement had sought to infuse the computer with human values, Stanley Kubrick projected a machine that might one day supplant human beings. In the late 1960s, building on research in the area of computer science...

Tarzan vs IBM: Humans and Computers in Alphaville (1965)

Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the editor of Technology and Culture (2005) and co-editor of Film Theory (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From IBM to MGM : Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2011

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...In contrast with the Utopian perspectives on science and technology that pervaded much of the discourse concerning computers in the 1960s, Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville [Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution] explores...

To See Ourselves as Androids See Us: The Pixel Perspectives of Westworld (1973)

Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the editor of Technology and Culture (2005) and co-editor of Film Theory (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From IBM to MGM : Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2011

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...At one point, in Michael Crichton’s Westworld, the futuristic resort of the film’s title is proclaimed as ‘the vacation of the future today’. Crichton and others might have made their own lofty claim, that of offering the special effects...

Digital Harmony: The Art and Technology Movement

Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson is Senior Lecturer in Film and Digital Media at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the editor of Technology and Culture (2005) and co-editor of Film Theory (2004). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From IBM to MGM : Cinema at the Dawn of the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2011

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...Let’s get together somehow.Stan VanDerBeek on the realms of art and technology (Stan VanDerBeekiana, 1968,Nick Havinga, for the CBS television series Camera Three)All these potentialities lay before me […]. A question remained: What...