Apparently the answer is 'mobile'. But the implcation is deep. As I've said elsewhere this is a real 'System of the World' type moment. Changes in technology will create deep changes in behavior; even deeper changes will happen than have already happened.
If people's interfaces with information are tactile, then how we use and manipulate information will change
If technology changes our sense of what we own (or need to own) then people will buy different things.
And so on. It's easy to see information like this from the outside and assume it will affect other people or things that are not core to how we live.
But this data is indicative of great change. But clients and governments and companies are being incrementalist in their outlook. Uh oh.
From Gene Wilder to Mel Stuart, director of Willie Wonka.
It's pretty much the clearest, most respectful but sharpest creative feedback I've ever read.
Strong point of view, but respectful of his partners.
I've just received the costume sketches. I'll tell you everything I think, without censoring, and you take from my opinion what you like.
I assume that the designer took his impressions from the book and didn't know, naturally, who would be playing Willy. And I think, for a character in general, they're lovely sketches.
I love the main thing — the velvet jacket — and I mean to show by my sketch the exact same color. But I've added two large pockets to take away from the svelt, feminine line. (Also in case of a few props.)
I also think the vest is both appropriate and lovely.
And I love the same white, flowing shirt and the white gloves. Also the lighter colored inner silk lining of the jacket.
What I don't like is the precise pin pointing in place and time as this costume does.
I don't think of Willy as an eccentric who holds on to his 1912 Dandy's Sunday suit and wears it in 1970, but rather as just an eccentric — where there's no telling what he'll do or where he ever found his get-up — except that it strangely fits him: Part of this world, part of another. A vain man who knows colors that suit him, yet, with all the oddity, has strangely good taste. Something mysterious, yet undefined.
I'm not a ballet master who skips along with little mincy steps. So, as you see, I've suggested ditching the Robert Helpmann trousers. Jodhpurs to me belong more to the dancing master. But once elegant now almost baggy trousers — baggy through preoccupation with more important things — is character.
Slime green trousers are icky. But sand colored trousers are just as unobtrusive for your camera, but tasteful.
The hat is terrific, but making it 2 inches shorter would make it more special.
Also a light blue felt hat-band to match with the same light blue fluffy bow tie shows a man who knows how to compliment his blue eyes.
To match the shoes with the jacket is fey. To match the shoes with the hat is taste.
Navigating knowledge and projecting what the future could look like. The video was dated "September 2011." Siri launched October 2011.
Besides just the techo-stuff that seemed futuristic in '87 I also love how it positions how changes in technology affect human behavior. The professor is not only able to access more data (although why wouldn't he bring this awesome thing along to lunch?) and be more connected (technology) but is able to pull off a really cool presentation to his class even though he's totally waiting until the last second.