Multimedia Magazine Revolution: Moon — Special Edition —
Subject - A Day in the Life: July 20th 1969 Contents - Speck + Life Magazine + Archive + Multimedia Supplements Dimensions - 530 x 350 mm
July 20th 1969
The Space race begins and the dispute between Communism and Capitalism comes to a rise resulting in the technological conflict of the decade. The United States experience its longest uninterrupted period of economic expansion in history and, though war is upon the nation, an impossible mission to reach a deserted rock becomes the country’s prime focus.
The attempt to prove the nation’s authority, ultimately came to testify a shift in perspective on how media filtered reality, the genesis of a generation hooked on contemplation - the perfect specimen of televised picture’s profound repercussions.
We go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share. (...) I believe this Nation should commitment itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.
JFK, Speech to congress, May 25, 1961
"Simply throughout their performances, certain media events can have a profound effect on the world"
Steve Rushton, Dot Dot Dot
Barbarella by Ana Pedro Henriques
Daft Punk Collection by Diogo Azevedo
Voyage To the Moon (1969) - Archibald MACLEISH Man on the Moon (1970) - Richard Nixon [S.l] : United States Information Agency. The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image (1999) - Leonard SHLAIN, Penguin On Photography (1979) - Susan SONTAG, Penguin Image Music Text (1993) - Roland BARTHES Apollo : A retrospective analysis (1994) - Roger D. LAUNIUS (NASA History Office) Simulacra and Simulation (1995) - Jean BAUDRILLARD The last man on the moon (1999) - Eugene CERNAN + Don DAVIS Left to Right: The Cultural Shift from Words to Pictures (2006) - David CROW The Societal Impact of Spacefligh (2007) - Steven J. DICK + Roger D. LAUNIUS Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1978) - R. Buckminster FULLER Sixties Design (2001) - Philippe GARNER, Taschen The medium is the massage (2001) - Marshall MCLUHAN + Quentin FIORE
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