Science Elektro, the “Westinghouse Motor Man” filmed inside the Westinghouse Pavillion at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. Elektro can not only smoke, he also has a giant ego. User commands are given through a telephone with some kind of a voice recognition system. The whole presentation might look like a kitschy hoax from our eyes, but for the folks back in 1939 this technology was most likely orgasm inducing. Taken from an excerpt from the 1939 movie The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair. ( continue reading... )
Episode 303 Mar 9th 2014
Talking about one of the greats of guitar this week in that of Al Viola, a man who has performed on countless albums and alone produced some fantastic lounge tunes on the guitar. I will tell you about the return of a comic that I think may have made me the man I am today and it may just have made you. There’s the world of swank gig guide, some brand new music and a very cool mid mod architecture book you need to check out.