Tuesday, February 28, 2006

dataisnature.com - Early American Computer Animation

The National Film Theatre 2 in London will be presenting the program "Early American Computer Animation" starting this Thursday, March 2nd.
The development of the computer as an animation tool inspired a period of radical innovation in techniques and visual form. By the late 60s, there were a number of film-makers using the new ‘dream machines’ as their medium, often exploring new aesthetics that had no precursor in the history of cinema. This programme (curated by Gregory Kurcewicz) features work by film-makers including Lillian Schwartz, John Stehura and John Whitney, who overcame the constraints of low memory and primitive interfaces to create works of lasting beauty.

1 comment:

marc kremers said...

I saw this yesterday and really enjoyed it.
My friends disagree with me but I was kind of surprised by the turn out. i figured that this would have a high interest value amongst London's huge community of motion graphic and flash animators, but there were many empty seats around me. How can such a rare showing have such little interest, yet thousands flock to a one dot zero gig. I really dont get it.