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Added by laserking (40)
Cover by laserking (40)

Added on: 08/11/2006
Latest update: 13/02/2020
User updates processed: 3

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MIT Media Laboratory (1986) [X011]

Country  USA  
Released  ???
Publisher  Pioneer Imports
Price  ???

UPC  (none)
Category  Educational

Color  Color
Length  60 min.
Sides  2
Chapters  20
Size  12"
Picture  Video
Ratio  1.33:1
Plastic  Transparent
Cover  Standard
Rot status  None reported
Manufactured by  Pioneer Japan



 Sound Encoding  Analog Tracks 
 Language #1  Language #2  Subtitles 
EnglishJapanese No subtitle 

 Mint Marks sample 
X011-A02-P   1A301531
X011-B01-P   1A301382

 Additional Information by laserking (40)   16/11/2006 

Program about the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, research into new information technology taking place there and the innovative uses of these new systems of communication. Introduction narrated by Walter Kronkite.

The chapters include:

  • Reconfigurable Video
  • Synthetic Holography
  • Computer Animation
  • Audience Research
  • Graphic Interface

 Additional Information by oolongstains (1)   13/03/2019 

Directed by Guy Gillet as a part of his 1986 thesis. It served as the MIT Media Lab's first annual report. In addition to its video content, it contains several interactive features: photo galleries of the Media Lab's faculty, including biographies, and stills containing menus and other items intended for interactive use.

Chapter List:

    Side A
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • School of the Future
  • Reconfigurable Video
  • NewsPeek
  • Synthetic Holography
  • Conversational Desktop
  • Synthetic Performer
  • People
  • Appendix A
    Side B
  • Contents
  • Vivarium Project
  • Computer Animation
  • Advanced Television
  • Audience Research
  • Eyes as Output
  • Graphic Interfaces
  • Movies of the Future
  • Snipits
  • Appendix B

 Additional Information by happycube (8)   13/02/2020 

The disk contents are, fittingly, more or less MIT licensed in software terms:

The production of this filmic material for this disc was done by Guy Guillet of the Media Laboratory and was funded as part of a research contract with IBM's Entry Systems Division, Boca Raton, Florida.
Its mastering and replication was done through a grant from Pioneer Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. All material may be freely copied if proper credit is given.