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Perfection through holography: Automanby Critical Commons Manager
Following the success of Tron in 1982, Glen A. Larson created the character of Automan, an artificial intelligence agent, able to traverse the real and digital (especially video game) worlds through holography. Automan also poses as a Federal Agent to assist in crime solving with police computer specialist Desi Arnaz Jr. Stereotypes of 1980s popular culture (from which Automan derives most of his knowledge about human culture and behavior) abound in this campy, derivative sci-fi comedy that is nonetheless symptomatic of its moment in the evolution of commercial technoculture. Automan is accompanied by a virtual sidekick named "cursor," a floating polygon capable of "rezzing" digitally generated objects into the physical world.
Automan opening titles
The opening titles of a Tron-inspired crime-fighting hologram series created by Glen A. Larson
- from Automan (1983)
- Creator: Glen A. Larson
- Distributor: ABC
- Posted by Critical Commons Manager