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a short animated film written, produced & directed by Charles & Ray Eames for the IBM Pavilion for the 1958 Brussels World's Fair. the movie topic is the computer in the context of human development, more specifically it traces the history of storing & analyzing information from the days of the cavemen to today's age of electronic brains.

[link: archive.org & cartoonmodern.blogsome.com|thnkx Gabor]

see also Disney's Mars beyond movie

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The Internet Archive has a full NTSC resolution version of this Eames work at http://www.archive.org/details/InformationM, as well as the Eames film "A Communications Primer" at http://www.archive.org/details/communications_primer which deals with the beginnings of digital information transmission.

Tue 07 Aug 2007 at 3:02 AM

(Bear in mind that about 1/3 of the US adult population is illiterate, but these same people look at weather charts, baseball graphs, and stock tickers with full comprehension. So get more mileage out of your graphs the current one is good for policy wonks, but the general publics eyes will probably glaze over.

Sat 17 Sep 2011 at 11:07 PM
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