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A New Age: Computer Shorts

Ongoing

With Tom Sito and Dean Winkler in person, followed by a book signing

Computer-generated imagery entered its adolescence in the 1970s and 1980s as artists began to develop new ways of envisaging the world through groundbreaking single-channel works and pioneering music videos. 

The program will be followed by a book signing in the Moving Image Store. Tom Sito’s new book, Moving Innovation: A History of Computer Animation (MIT Press, 2013) is the first full-length history of computer-generated imagery and the “math nerds, avant-garde artists, cold warriors, hippies, video game enthusiasts, and studio executives” who made it all happen.

Symmetricks

Dirs. Stan Vanderbeek, Wade Shaw. 1972, 6 mins. 16mm.

La Faim (Hunger) 

Dir. Peter Foldès. 1974, 11 mins. Digibeta. Loan courtesy of producer, National Film Board of Canada. 

Explanation 

Dir. Woody Vasulka. 1974, 12 mins. Digital projection.  

Sunstone 

Dir. Ed Emschwiller. 1979, 4 mins. Digital projection. 

Vol Libre  

Dir. Loren Carpenter. 1980, 2 mins. Digital projection. 

Treecuts  

Dir. Steina Vasulka. 1980, 8 mins. Digital projection. 

Aquarelles 

Dirs. Dean Winkler, Tom DeWitt, Vibeke Sorensen. 1980, 7 mins. Digital projection. 

Adam Powers, The Juggler

Dirs. Richard Taylor, Gary Demos. 1981, 2 mins. Digital projection.

Voyager 2 Flyby  

Dir. Jim Blinn and Charles Kohlhase. 1981, 3 mins. Digital projection. 

Human Vectors  

Dir. Dov Jacobson. 1982, 2 mins. Digital projection.  

Big Electric Cat 

Dirs. John Sanborn, Kit Fitzgerlad, Dean Winkler. 1982, 5 mins. Digital projection.  

Adventures In Success 

Dirs. Lynn Goldsmith, Joshua White. 1983. 3mins. Digital projection. 

No No Nooky TV 

Dir. Barbara Hammer. 1987, 3 mins. 16mm.  

 

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