Man and his world

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CG movie produced by Stan Vanderbeek and K. C. Knowlton in connection with Expo 67. This movie was programmed with the BEFLIX programming language, mentioned in Cybernetic Serendipity catalogue, p. 67-68

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A description of BEFLIX in German can be found in Nake: »Ästhetik als Informationsverarbeitung«, Springer 1974, p. 152-155

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_“Shown here are frames from a 16mm film entitled “Man and his World” made in connection with Expo 67. the film was produced by programming in a special macro-extended version of the BEFLIX language ( which in turn is written in macro FAP). The output in each of the instance is a 252-by -184 array of Charac-tron characters produced by the Stromberg_Carlson 4020. the resulting black and white film was subsequently printed through sequences and combinations of colored filters and a sound track added by traditional methods.”_

- Vanderbeek, Knowlton.67.New Jersey. [Source: Computers and Automation '67]

Created 1967
Artwork Type: video, comp-gentd.
Material: 

video, b/w, computer-generated

16 mm color film
Color, Sound, 60 seconds
Computer: IBM 7094
Output: Stromberg Carlson microfilm printer

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PDF: nake1974_152_155.pdf (3.3 MB)