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Megan Prelinger's Inside the Machine: Electronics and the Modern Century + Year 1999 +

Date:
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Time:
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Craig Baldwin
Location Details:
OTHER CINEMA @ Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

On Saturday May 4, archivist, author, and Prelinger Library principal Megan Prelinger graces Other Cinema/ATA Gallery again with Inside the Machine, her hour-long slideshow on the visualization of 20th Century electronic technology. Anticipating her forthcoming book, Megan has unearthed modernist artists who ushered in the Electronic Age with their visionary graphics, demonstrating that design and technology were mutual contextualizers in the mid-century modern era.

After her interactive show-and-tell, these mid-century 16mm films also bear on tonight’s theme: IBM’s 1953 Piercing the Unknown, the supremely campy 1945 Principles of Electricity, Philco’s 1967 Year 1999, an anomalous industrial from Underwriter Labs, and even a outrageous clip of Orson Welles in the seminal Future Shock.

And, as always, free VHS, vinyl, and bike helmets.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 2:10PM
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