Watch a nutty 8-minute collage of 1980s CGI from the people who did Tron

This here is a 1982 demo reel from Information International, Inc. (or Triple-I), the computer designers who animated Tron — in this montage, you can see plenty of clips from Michael Crichton's kooky plastic surgery flick Looker.

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Also check out Vintage Computer Graphics' YouTube channel for a bevy of retrofuturistically cutting-edge video clips. It's all very cyberpunk and/or screensaver-ish.

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[Via Rhizome]

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Corpore Metal

And to think all this stuff is trivial nowadays and much of it could be done on a simple PDA.

It reminds me of the an old Sun Microsystems promo video from 1992 to 1993 about the futuristic world circa 2005.

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