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The Military Industrial Light & Magic Complex




Julian Bleecker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Interactive Media Division, S...
Avoiding Ender’s Folly
Technology, Culture & Entertainment

   How are they drawn together?

 What makes technology cultural?

What makes a relat...
1. War, Entertainment & Hollywood
Hollywood Film Rallies A Nation To War
Film Stars Take Up The Cause of War
2. Post War — An Immense Military
          Establishment
Eisenhower Farewell Address
quot;This conjunction of an immense military establishment
and a large arms industry is new in the American
experience. Th...
3. Forty Years Later:
The Military Industrial Complex?
What is the “complex” today?
Ivan Sutherland




Computer Graphics Comes Into Its Own
Ivan Sutherland




Head Mounted Display
Dave Evans & Ivan Sutherland




University of Utah, Computer Science
Dave Evans & Ivan Sutherland




Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation
Evans & Sutherland Solutions
Evans & Sutherland Digistar
E&S Network


Alan Kay ~ PARC/Disney Imagineering
John Warnock ~ Adobe/Macromedia
Nolan Bushnell ~ Atari
Ed Catmull ~ Pixa...
Military Industrial Light & Magic Complex
4. Why Is The Military In Show Business?


Shocking & Awe-Inspiring Performance

        Simulation = Rehearsal
Embedded Algorithms To

  Blowing Things Up

  Knock Things Down
5. Playful Translations Between 2nd Life Into
       1st Life: Avoiding Ender’s Folly
How To Couple
2nd Life Worlds & 1st Life Worlds
    In A Life Affirming Way?
This is weird
Dance Dance Revolution
Feeding Yoshi
Pet Rock Star
Vis-a-Vis Games
Speculation

       Suppose 1st Life Was
      Connected To 2nd Life
    Directly..And We Knew It?

Would That Be An Advan...
Supppose SimCity Translated From 2nd Life to
                 1st Life?
thx to tiaragirl, callmestream & rom23 for the flickr images.
          bruce sterling & tim lenoir for inspiration



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Ace2006 Talk The Military Industrial Light And Magic Complex Slides
Ace2006 Talk The Military Industrial Light And Magic Complex Slides
Ace2006 Talk The Military Industrial Light And Magic Complex Slides
Ace2006 Talk The Military Industrial Light And Magic Complex Slides
Ace2006 Talk The Military Industrial Light And Magic Complex Slides
Ace2006 Talk The Military Industrial Light And Magic Complex Slides
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Ace2006 Talk The Military Industrial Light And Magic Complex Slides

  1. 1. The Military Industrial Light & Magic Complex Julian Bleecker, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Interactive Media Division, School of Cinema-TV Research Fellow Annenberg Center for Communication University of Southern California
  2. 2. Avoiding Ender’s Folly
  3. 3. Technology, Culture & Entertainment How are they drawn together? What makes technology cultural? What makes a relationship between entertainment and technology?
  4. 4. 1. War, Entertainment & Hollywood
  5. 5. Hollywood Film Rallies A Nation To War
  6. 6. Film Stars Take Up The Cause of War
  7. 7. 2. Post War — An Immense Military Establishment
  8. 8. Eisenhower Farewell Address
  9. 9. quot;This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence-economic, political, even spiritual-is felt in every city, every state house, every office of the Federal government...In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.quot; Eisenhower Farewell Address
  10. 10. 3. Forty Years Later: The Military Industrial Complex?
  11. 11. What is the “complex” today?
  12. 12. Ivan Sutherland Computer Graphics Comes Into Its Own
  13. 13. Ivan Sutherland Head Mounted Display
  14. 14. Dave Evans & Ivan Sutherland University of Utah, Computer Science
  15. 15. Dave Evans & Ivan Sutherland Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation
  16. 16. Evans & Sutherland Solutions
  17. 17. Evans & Sutherland Digistar
  18. 18. E&S Network Alan Kay ~ PARC/Disney Imagineering John Warnock ~ Adobe/Macromedia Nolan Bushnell ~ Atari Ed Catmull ~ Pixar/Academy Award Jim Clark ~ SGI/Netscape SGI -> Industrial Light & Magic
  19. 19. Military Industrial Light & Magic Complex
  20. 20. 4. Why Is The Military In Show Business? Shocking & Awe-Inspiring Performance Simulation = Rehearsal
  21. 21. Embedded Algorithms To Blowing Things Up Knock Things Down
  22. 22. 5. Playful Translations Between 2nd Life Into 1st Life: Avoiding Ender’s Folly
  23. 23. How To Couple 2nd Life Worlds & 1st Life Worlds In A Life Affirming Way?
  24. 24. This is weird
  25. 25. Dance Dance Revolution
  26. 26. Feeding Yoshi
  27. 27. Pet Rock Star
  28. 28. Vis-a-Vis Games
  29. 29. Speculation Suppose 1st Life Was Connected To 2nd Life Directly..And We Knew It? Would That Be An Advancement in Computer Entertainment?
  30. 30. Supppose SimCity Translated From 2nd Life to 1st Life?
  31. 31. thx to tiaragirl, callmestream & rom23 for the flickr images. bruce sterling & tim lenoir for inspiration Thank You

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