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09.11.14 Sophie Weiner

ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories by the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the context of today’s digital world. This week, we take a look at Synapse magazine’s 1978 interview with David Rosenboom, as well as neurological feedback in early electronic music and contemporary science. Synapse, a bi-monthly American magazine […]

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08.28.14 Sophie Weiner

ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories by the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the context of today’s digital world. This week we discuss Lizzie Borden’s early 1980’s feminist sci-fi film Born In Flames. Born In Flames, director Lizzie Borden‘s critic-maligned 1983 radical feminist film, is often described as “sci-fi,” […]

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08.20.14 Sophie Weiner

ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories by the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the context of today’s digital world. This week we discuss rapidly approaching telepathic technology, and how it could aid or hinder human communication.  A few weeks ago, we delved into the world of Radical Software, an experimental […]

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08.13.14 Sophie Weiner

ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories by the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the context of today’s digital world. This week, we look at Wendy Carlos’ letter to the Whole Earth Catalog. In 1971, Grammy Award winning composer and electronic music vanguard Wendy Carlos wrote a humorous and convoluted […]

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08.06.14 Sophie Weiner

ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories by the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the context of today’s digital world. This week, we look at Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock” in the Realist and beyond, circa 1970.  Alvin Toffler‘s Future Shock, unlike the other bits of futurist ephemera we’ve discussed so […]

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07.30.14 Sophie Weiner

ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories by the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the context of today’s digital world. This week, we take a look at Merrily Paskal’s “Video Soma-Feedback” in Radical Software circa 1972. Imagine. You can have a videotaperecorder at home. You can record sound and […]

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07.23.14 Sophie Weiner

ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories by the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the context of today’s digital world. This week, we take a look at Charles Csuri’s “Random War” illustration inside a 1970 Sam Shepard playbill. Operation Sidewinder, the 1970 play by luminary Sam Shepard, […]

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07.16.14 Sophie Weiner

ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories of the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the context of today’s digital world. This week, we take a look at an ad by Computer People For Peace inside a 1971 issue of the Interrupt newsletter.  “We urge all computer people […]

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