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A particularly elaborate visualization of computational processing

by Critical Commons Manager

Tron presented a uniquely personified vision of the functioning of both hardware and software systems within a computer, via anthropomorphized characters and epic narrative struggles. Cinematically, the interface between operator and system combines the mundane drudgery of command line typing with visual spectacles of computer generated imagery.

Tron and the Fetish of User Control

A hacker's program is represented as an obedient and faithful servant to its user, even in the face of deletion by a totalitarian super-computer.

from Tron (1982)
Creator: Steven Lisberger
Distributor: Walt Disney Productions
Posted by Jason Lipshin