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Post-humanity and calm technology in Iron Man 2

by Critical Commons Manager

Billionaire playboy computer geniuses naturally outfit their work and playrooms with the most elaborate concatenation of holographic gaming and information environments imaginable. This scene from Iron Man 2 manages to simultaneously fetishize and naturalize the cinematic excess of its technological depiction. In the hands of the likable but troubled arms manufacturer Jim Stark, technology is so ubiquitous as to seem genuinely calm, while also providing comic relief via mechanical sidekicks and AI agents and the image of a genuinely posthuman mode of existence.

Gestural interface in Iron Man 2

Gestural interfaces provide the key to design and ambient gaming in Iron Man 2

from Iron Man 2 (2010)
Creator: Jon Favreau
Distributor: Paramount
Posted by Critical Commons Manager