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[October 15 2014] : art

Doug Aitken TV Takeover / Catalog (1961)

Doug Aitken TV Takeover / Catalog (1961) by John Whitney

This video showcases the 1961 reel from motion graphics pioneer John Whitney. Whitney created the effects using a home-built analogue computer famously made use of parts from an anti-aircraft gun sight. His techniques famously inspired Douglas Trumbull to use the slit scan technique on Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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