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Computers without screensby Critical Commons Manager
NASA computer operators interact with dozens of computers in preparation for a space launch but no one is looking at computer screens in this expository scene from Lost in Space. In 1965, buttons, switches, knobs and lights that flash on and off were the key signifiers of high technology as it was imagined 30 years in the future. Opaque projectors provide the only visual representations in the entire control center, but these appear to be static images of galactic formations.
NASA control room of 1997 as imagined in 1965 on Lost in Space
The technoscientific imaginary was in full-swing when Irwin Allen envisioned what space exploration would look like in 1997
- from Lost in Space (1965)
- Creator: Irwin Allen
- Distributor: CBS
- Posted by Critical Commons Manager