by software artist Scott Draves. You may also follow me on google+ or twitter, buy art, or join me on facebook.

May 23, 2006

Weizenbaum: Rebel at Work

The website for the documentary film Weizenbaum: Rebel at Work has launched. Joseph Weizenbaum is famous first as a pioneer of computer science at MIT, including inventing Eliza the first virtual persona in 1966. Later he became a vocal critic of military and other unethical uses of technology.

The film comes out in German this summer and English in the fall. I am pleased to report that it includes several segments made by the Electric Sheep to illustrate the nexus of software and mathematics. Furthermore, Eliza and the Sheep both realize a virtual other.

It's even in the trailer, watch it! Posted by spot at May 23, 2006 02:40 PM

Post a comment

Remember personal info?

Please copy the security code: