Great Job, Internet!: See old Apple graphics transformed into Cronenbergian nightmares
Yesterday Apple unveiled a suite of typically gorgeous new computers bearing all the hallmarks of a normal Apple product: brushed metal exterior, explosively colorful displays, and the requirement to buy a passel of new connectors and dongles. There’s also some sort of touch-bar thing, which one must presume will make sense in the distant future.
Still, Apple’s always made great-looking stuff. Even their earliest systems featured sharp lines and clean iconography. The Parisian artist Mattis Dovier appreciates these graphical interfaces, too, and he wields them as scalpels in his hauntingly incisive short films, each of which casually subverts our relationship with technology. (Warning: All of them feature flashing lights.)
Dovier’s video for XXX’s “Flight Attendant” hits the nail on the head most directly, beginning with images of an early Mac desktop that fade into an airplane trip trapped in some timeless space between ’80s fashion and …