Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Towards A Social History of Machines

Lecture Three, ‘Towards A Social History of Machines’, will now be taking place on the afternoon of Wednesday November 19, between 2.00 and 3.30pm, in the usual place. For more information on this talk, including suggested reading and viewing, please go to the Topics column on the right, click on Lectures and then check the entry for November 10.

To get a fresh perspective on the relationship between human and machine movement, you might also care to look at the last two minutes of ‘Butterflies’ (‘Farfale’) a charming 1907 hand-tinted film, which you can access by clicking here.

The still featured above should be enough inducement to view this extraordinary ‘serpentine dance’, inspired by the very modern Loie Fuller. Be humble in its presence.

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