domingo, 4 de octubre de 2009

Electric Revolution on BBC-Four

Electric Revolution - BBC Four from Matt McDermott on Vimeo.

A new three-part series, Electric Dreams, forms the centrepiece of a season of programmes charting the rise of today's globally-linked, instantly-gratified digital culture.

The Electric Revolution Season began on BBC Four on Monday 28 October, 2009.

Programmes in the season

Electric Dreams sees the world of one ordinary British family turned upside down as their home is 'renovated' to the standard of a typical house in 1970 - the dawn of the digital age - and then fast-forwarded at the rate of a year per day through the technological revolution of the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties. How will children cope when they swap social networking sites and games consoles for black-and-white television and vinyl records?

On the Electric Dreams website, you can reminisce about the games, gadgets and gizmos of the 70s, 80s and 90s for yourself in the Time Tunnel. Watch rare archive clips about 80s computers, Speak & Spell, the Walkman, the Rubik's cube, and more.

Actually referenced on Wikipedia, too.

Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe conducts a caustic, informative but ultimately affectionate analysis of the inner workings of the computer games industry.

The Life and Death of a Mobile Phone takes a quirky look at what mobile phones might think of their owners' embarrassing calls and ill-advised texts.

Upgrade Me follows poet Simon Armitage's quest to uncover the mystery behind our obsession with technological upgrades.

The Podfather tells the epic story behind the silicon chip's inventor who, according to some, remains the most important person that most people have never heard of.

Micro Men stars Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman as maverick visionary Sir Clive Sinclair and his former colleague Chris Curry, as they go head to head to achieve domination of the growing home computer market.

Taken from BBC Official site

Charlie Brooker's GamesWipe: BBC-4 iPlayer.

If having problems to watch the programme at BBC web site, here it is too:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

Part 6 (and last):

On the other hand, there is a torrent file you can download from here, under your own risk.

By last, let's taste this Micro Men trailer, but seriously... I'm concerned you've seen the whole thing on BBC 4 during the last days.

If in case someone couldn't see any of these, there are another choices if looking with care around internet, as torrent files to download the complete stuff. You have the power if you believe in Electric Dreams.

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