Here’s an hour of the 1985 3D-animated world of Robert Abel

While we’re talking retro, here’s a full hour of the work of Robert Abel, the innovative computer animator who worked on projects like the 1982 Tron.

Mid-1980s GE and Maxell cassette player advertising was next-level

In a post-apocalyptic dystopian nightmare, handsome models will find the oppression with their … GE cassette players. Look, it all makes some kind of 1985 sense. This is exactly how people do not feel about their smartphone in 2024. I don’t know exactly what the GE marketing department was doing in the mid-80s – let’s […]

Peter Kirn - May 6, 2024

Class is in session: DeForrest Brown on Black innovation in music

If you want a take on exactly how Black innovators have influenced music, look to this full-length lecture (and performance) from DeForrest Brown. It’s your free ticket to sit in at Harvard.

Peter Kirn - April 23, 2024

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