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Organic and technological memory

by Critical Commons Manager

Organic memory merges with technological memory in an uploading procedure that threatens to overload Keanu's brain. The visualization of data transfers through 3D motion graphics imagery is among the most common tropes of the cinematic imaginary. Data transfers and computer processor functions in the real world are notoriously uncinematic. How did this iconography evolve? Is the form of their depiction primarily tied to the capabilities of the current generation of computer generated imagery?

Johnny Mnemonic - Uploading Memory to the Brain

A data courier far exceeds his brain's storage capacity.

from Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Creator: Robert Longo
Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Posted by Jason Lipshin
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