The Choreography of the Console: The Design of Electronic Environments and their Operators in the Cold War
This talk was given in Zurich at ETH in autumn 2014. In the late 1950 and 1960s a new kind of non-human actor appeared on the movie screens and televisions around the world. The console – an electronic panel or unit operated with dials, switches or buttons – appeared in numerous Cold War thrillers and … Continue reading
In May Herito published an interview with me on socmodernist architecture in Eastern Europe – you can read it here.
In many science fiction films of the Cold War period the cosmos is represented as an extra-terrestrial space in which international rivalries have been overcome. ‘Der Schweigende Stern’ (The Silent Star) depicted a world in which communism had swept the planet and mankind now enjoyed the benefits of nuclear technology, social equality and international fraternity. … Continue reading
Bunker, Konjic, B-H, photographed in spring 2011 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
This article was written a few years ago when preparing the Cold War Modern exhibition at the V&A. It first appeared in Piktogram. There may still be a few typos hiding in the piece ..