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IBM At The Fair [Video]

IBM at the Fair. 1965. 7 minutes, 30 seconds. A fast-paced montage of the IBM Pavilion. Music by Elmer Bernstein. Courtesy of The Eames Office, you can see this entire film below.

The Eames Office curated the entire IBM Pavillion, with many movies and exhibits on the ground floor.  The climactic feature was the movie THINK, shown in the egg-shaped structure which towered 90 feet overhead.   This movie gives the viewer something of the entire pavilion experience, including THINK.

A multi-screen presentation at the Ovoid Theater of the IBM Pavilion of the New York World’s Fair,  Think was projected on 22 separate screens (shaped in circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles), and included a live host. The 22 images were not projected simultaneously, and included live and still motion and animation. The IBM Pavilion, including the Ovoid Theater, was designed by Eames. Think is available in a single screen version titled View From the People Wall: A single screen condensation of the elaborate multi-image show at the IBM Pavilion in New York, aimed at showing that the complex problems of our times are solved in the same way as the simple problems, they are just more complicated. Musical score by Elmer Bernstein.

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