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Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Computer Graphics & Art 1976 - 1978 | Rhizome
"A brief look at a short-lived American quarterly publication, which gives a little insight into the practice of art with computers in the 1970's. While a product of its time, there are some places with resonances to the practice of today."
computer  art  computergraphics  1976  magazine 
9 weeks ago by gohai
Driving Short Film GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
GIF vintage, color, cars, driving, 1970s, traffic, short film, trucks, marc rodriguez, 1976, roads, automobiles Giphy http://ift.tt/2naZGkv ______ http://goo.gl/3oHDPV
vintage  color  cars  driving  1970s  traffic  short  film  trucks  marc  rodriguez  1976  roads  automobiles  wynajem  samochody  auta 
12 weeks ago by architektura
Church Committee - Wikipedia
United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities
frank_church  wiki  wikipedia  church  committee  senator  corruption  government  cia  nsa  fbi  irs  investigation  1975  1976  1970s  william_colby  america  assassination 
november 2017 by cluebucket
Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 - YouTube
"Clip from Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l'an 2000 (Alain Tanner, 1976); history teacher Marco explains time. These concepts are also set out in the historical note to Pig Earth by John Berger."

[via: https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/816021954255785986 ]
johnberger  alaintanner  1976  towatch  capitalism  progress  history  time  work  hierarchy  labor  society 
january 2017 by robertogreco
Bruce Conner, parsing the nuclear age - LA Times
"In the collective imagination, the mushroom cloud was only a vague if powerful picture. At Kohn Gallery, where a fully restored “Crossroads” is being projected on a large wall in the center gallery, that picture is writ large – turned over and around and studied closely, like an alien specimen held in the hand.

“Crossroads” was composed by editing and reassembling declassified government footage of a 1946 test blast at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Some 700 cameras recorded the underwater test – talk about overkill – which had been ordered to understand the blast’s effects on warships.

The goal was to prove that the nuclear threat, still brand new, did not render the American fleet obsolete, so that appropriations for naval defense contractors could continue.

Like Eadweard Muybridge’s early photographic motion studies, Conner’s film uses 27 black-and-white shots in extreme slow motion to create an almost abstract visual choreography. Original music by Patrick Gleeson and Terry Riley begins as a low rumble (think microphone static) and soon emerges as a propulsive electronic rhythm.

The first of the film’s two primary parts centers on startling, even mesmerizing sea-level views of the blast. Plumes open and swell like exotic flowers, no two alike. Then the camera rises into the sky.

From airplanes we get aerial views akin to that of Tiepolo’s gods, goddesses and personifications of virtue and vice surveying the follies of mere mortals below. The blast’s expanding cloud skitters across the surface of the sea, swallowing ships in its wake like Noe Peaks disappearing into San Francisco fog.

The film’s longest section comes at the end. A flat gray field slowly but steadily dissolves, like an old television set forming a picture of total annihilation. An enormous battleship emerges as a hulking black silhouette at the left.

Conner was a poet, not a polemicist. Yet, in its entirety, “Crossroads” might be seen as a metaphor for the way in which an astounding force – the atomic bomb – dispersed and steadily spread until it enveloped everything in sight."
bruceconner  2014  christopherknight  film  crossroads  1976  bikiniatoll 
december 2016 by robertogreco
This cup of yogurt that just washed up on a beach is going viral for a terrifying reason
A yogurt cup that's older than the sum of Kylie Jenner and Jaden Smith's ages just turned up on a beach in Canada. On Nov. 25, a man named Rob Gordon tweeted a photo of a Yoplait container that appears to be from 1976.
trash  yogurt  1976  waste  cleaning  sea  plastic  canada  beach 
december 2016 by sspela

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