Artifact Details

Title

Control Revolution, from the series "The Computer and the Mind of Man"

Catalog Number

102651626

Type

Moving Image

Publisher

KQED Public Radio, Northern California

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number F 25.84
Deprecated CHM identification number VT 335

Duration

00:28:00

Dimensions

6" cassette

Format

Betacam SP

Description

automation, process control, Forrester, history, information processing, intro, technology transfer Mixed live action/animated introduction to data processing and its role in modern life, produced under IBM grant. 60's electronic score. Moves from general to specific cases, including excellent footage from Social Security Administration; PG&E billing dept.; Wyman-Gordon foundry in MA; Numerical Machine Corp., Cleveland; Standard Oil,'s El Segundo refinery. Animated principles of "information feedback loops," oscillation. Interviewed: J. W. Forrester, MIT (technology transfer), George Danzig, Cal Tech (scientific management/automated decision-making). Producer/Writer/Director: Richard Moore. ZD! Intro and summation (2620) make for good copy.