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Primer: Iconography, Interface and the Eames

Part 1 Dissertation 2013
Kieran Cremin
University College Cork, Ireland
In 1953, Charles and Ray Eames made a film outlining the basic principles of Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver’s theory of communication: A Communications Primer. Serving as a lens between the public and the computer and latent with the potential of technology for the coming information age, the film became a self-fulfilling prophecy: an interface about interface. Following typical Eames’ methodology, this dissertation draws upon a wide range of opinion – from media theorists and architectural critics, to philosophers and physicists – in organising a discourse on the nature of human interaction with technology and asks the question: did the Primer start it all?
Kieran Cremin

Dr Gary Boyd
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