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Creating Max Headroom

by Critical Commons Manager

A boy genius computer programmer accesses the personal records of the reporter Edison Carter in order to reconstitute an electronic version of his personality in the computer. The glitchy, low-res aesthetics of the animated Max were motivated in part by the hardware limitations of the late 1980s, but this quickly became a trademark feature of the character rather than a bug.

Database identity in the creation of Max Headroom

The reporter Edison Carter is reconstituted as a computer generated avatar based on a database of personal experiences

from Max Headroom (1987)
Creator: Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton
Distributor: Warner Brothers TV
Posted by Critical Commons Manager