Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

Just been shown on BBC4, so should be on iPlayer for a week - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0229pbp

A program looking at the history of automata, and their impact on the world.

I'm posting this for 2 reasons:

1)  It's absolutely amazing to watch some of the automata.

2)  If you think about it, automata are the distant ancestor of 3D animation - just compare the Maya graph editor to the surface of the cams controlling the automata.

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