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Rebecca Allen for Kraftwerk – Earliest examples of rendered 3-D graphics

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Great article over at Wired about Rebecca Allen, a pioneer in the field of computer art who helped Kraftwerk create a video to match its electronic sound. Allen was the creative genius at the helm for 1986′s “Musique Non Stop,” one of the earliest examples of rendered 3-D graphics in a music video.

“If you look at that video, everything is very deliberate — I had a lot of time to think about it,” Allen said. “It looks a bit rough and sketchy in a way, but that’s what I wanted; I didn’t want a slick computer graphics look…. When you move things on a frame buffer on the computer screen, it shows the red, green and blue colors sort of separately, and I played with that too…. This is digital art, and this is what it looks like when you work.”

Read more at Wired.

Two weeks ago Kraftwerk played at the Museum of Modern Art – their Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 – eight consecutive albums for eight nights and for just 450 people per show. Read more on the NYTimes website.

  • It reminds me of Sheldon Cooper from the “Big Bang” TV show.