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Hybrid technologies in Brazil

by Critical Commons Manager

The technological apparatus underlying Terry Gilliam's dystopian technocracy in Brazil are a hybrid of 18th, 19th and 20th century technologies, a parodic invocation of Wolfgang Schivelbusch, Carolyn Marvin and Bolter and Grusin's concept of remediation.

Technological syncretism in Brazil

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Technological remediation and syncretism are in evidence in Brazil where manual typewriters serve as the interface for computer CRTs

from Brazil (1985)
Creator: Terry Gilliam
Posted by Critical Commons Manager