The Resource Human contraptions

Human contraptions

Label
Human contraptions
Title
Human contraptions
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Presenter
Producer
Screenwriter
Voice actor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Academy Award winning animator Bruce Petty takes a satirical look at the contraptions that shape our lives. Education, sex, finance, globalism, art, media, medicine, law, government and even the brain are all transformed into evolving machines. Each five-minute episode begins with the basic concept at the nucleus of the machine. Then, combining high-energy, free-form illustrations with photographs, paintings and other snippets from the real world, Petty takes us on an anarchic journey through history as each apparatus builds to its complex contemporary form. We see how these contraptions are not immutable, but shaped by society, our changing ideas and our actions. We are encouraged to question and laugh at the haphazard and often faulty mechanisms that drive these machines that, in turn, run our lives. Narrated by Andrew Denton, this witty, provocative and entertaining series reveals these contraptions to be constructions of a very human kind - imperfect, sometimes unpredictable and always subject to change. A Film Australia National Interest Program. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Stefan Moore, Anna Grieve. Producer: Deborah Szapiro. Director: Bruce Petty. Writer: Bruce Petty. Narrator/Presenter: Andrew Denton. Principal Cast: Lee Perry (Character Voices), Sally Patience (Character Voices), Lucie Blinco (Character Voices)
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
representational
Date time place
Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2003
Label
Human contraptions
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1092946
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 streaming video file, approximately 50 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1092946
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30719902
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
kanopy92947
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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