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Expanded Cinema in Los Angeles: the Single Wing Turquoise Bird

David E. James

in West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677252
eISBN:
9781452947440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677252.003.0009
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on the Single Wing Turquoise Bird, the premier light show in Los Angeles as well as one of the best in the world during the last years of the 1960s and the first of the 1970s. ... More


Gordon Pask His Maverick Machines

Jon Bird and Ezequiel Di Paolo

in The Mechanical Mind in History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083775
eISBN:
9780262256384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083775.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter focuses on the early period of Gordon Pask’s life, tracing the development of his research from his days as a Cambridge undergraduate to the period in the late 1950s when his work ... More


Walter Darcy Ryan and His Electric Scintillator

Stephen R. Wilk

in Sandbows and Black Lights: Reflections on Optics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197518571
eISBN:
9780197518595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518571.003.0028
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

In order to publicize the capabilities of General Electric’s lighting department and to solicit more contracts, lead engineer Walter Darcy Ryan came up with a spectacular lighting effect. He called ... More


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