Category Archives: Archival Footage

System Technology

System Development Corportation | 7 min | USA | 1960s

SYNOPSIS
Data and raw computer code are physically visualized in one of their earliest incarnations in this excerpt from a 60s-era tour of the computerization of the U.S. Air Defense: punch cards, magnetic tape, and the huge arrays of cryptically blinking lights engaged in these first massive acts of digital signal transduction.

SCREENING SCHEDULE
The Vintage of the Cutting Edge, 6th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival
7:00pm | Monday, October 14, 2013
Anthology Film Archives

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Production Company: System Development Corporation

The Incredible Machine

Paul Cohen | 15 min | USA | 1968

SYNOPSIS
Produced in 1968 at Bell Labs, The Incredible Machine takes the viewer across the bleeding edge of 45-year-old computer science: simulated circuitry, voice synthesis, digital graphics, and, via a shocking revelation midway, a musical score composed entirely on a computer!

SCREENING SCHEDULE
The Vintage of the Cutting Edge, 6th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival
7:00pm | Monday, October 14, 2013
Anthology Film Archives

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Directed by Paul Cohen.
Produced for Bell Labs.

When I am 18

Adela Pickles | 1:30 min | United Kingdom | 2009

When I Am 18 is an animated short film featuring the drawings and voices of sisters Maja, 8, and Lily, 5, from the UK.

SCREENING SCHEDULE
Science for Nanos
2:00pm  Sunday, October 16, 2011
New York Hall of Science

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Drawings and Voices | Maja Pickles and Lily Pickles
Animation | Adela Pickles

Stanley Milgram: The City and the Self

Stanley Milgram | 10 mins | USA | 1972

The City and the Self is a study of human relations in the city, based on psychological concepts formulated by Stanley Milgram. The City and the Self examines city dwellers’ perceptions of their city and their behavior in created situations.

SCREENING SCHEDULE
Controlled Experiment
8:00pm  Monday, October 17, 2011
The Bell House

DIRECTOR BIO
Stanley Milgram was an American social psychologist most notable for his controversial study known as the Milgram Experiment. The study was conducted in the 1960s during Milgram’s professorship at Yale. Milgram was influenced by the events of the Nazi Holocaust to carry out an experiment that would demonstrate the relationship between obedience and authority. Prior to the obedience experiment, Milgram conducted the small world experiment (the source of the six degrees of separation concept) as part of his dissertation while at Harvard.