Archive for the technology Category

Architectural inspirations

Posted in architecture, technology, Uncategorized, video on November 3, 2008 by miniworld

AKIRA

THE FIFTH ELEMENT

Chris Cunningham and special effects

Posted in special effects, technology on October 27, 2008 by miniworld

although he is best known for his spooky music videos for Aphex Twin, Cunningham has worked with animatronics in ALIEN and participated in the early phases of A.I.

Brazil and Gilliam

Posted in interview, technology, video on October 27, 2008 by miniworld

an interesting BBC documentary with interviews with Terry Gilliam

Bureaucracy, Dystopia and Architectural surrealism in Brazil

Posted in architecture, technology, video on October 27, 2008 by miniworld

this scene is probably one of the denser in Brazil: it synthesizes the the monstrosity of the bureaucratic apparatus through its architectural spectacularity and its vertical dynamism.

memory and dreams in SCIFI film

Posted in technology, time travel, video with tags on October 20, 2008 by miniworld

in Kathryn Bigelow “Strange Days” (1995) Lenny Nero,  deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions.

concerns about automation

Posted in aliens, man/machine, technology on September 29, 2008 by miniworld

some main anxieties are that technology may break or stop functioning. Even worse, a looming fear, especially during the cold war, is that it may malfunction or overpower human decisions.

a scene from “Colossus: the Forbin Planet”(1970)

the faith in technology is remotely reminiscent of Klaatu’s polite offer to the humans:  accept the policing of Gort-like robots or be annihilated”

see this classic scene form Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove:

man vs machine

Posted in man/machine, technology with tags , on September 29, 2008 by miniworld

the exploration of the relation man/machine and man/technoscience has a long story. The ambiguous significance of science and technology already emerges in Metropolis