Maxwell's Demon

1990 | 00:07:35 | United States | English | Color | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Animation, Future, Technology

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A post-apocalyptic computer animated vision of humanity lost in an industrial wasteland, Maxwell's Demon was animated on a low-cost, consumer computer model - an IBM PC. The tape takes its title from an early 20th-century physics theory postulating the existence of an impossible intelligence, a being that knew the exact location, energy, and direction of every particle in the entire universe - something akin to your home computer, but a lot bigger."

Prizes + Awards

Award winner: International Festival of Animation, Stuttgart, Germany, 1992 - program continued to Baden-Wurttmberg Pavilion Barcelona '92 Olympics
1st prize: Festival International du Film par Ordinateur de Montreal (FIFOM), Montreal, Canada, 1992
1st place animation: Atlanta Film and Video Festival, Atlanta, GA,1992
Finalist: National Computer Graphics Association Animation Exhibition, AFI Theater, Los Angeles California, 1992
Premier Prize: Berlin Video Festival, Berlin, Germany,1992
Finalist: NCGA International Computer Animation Compettion, Anaheim, CA, 1992
Honorable Mention: The Australian International Video Festival, Glebe, Australia, 1991
Award winner: Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, 1991
Judges Award: Great Lakes Film and Video Festival, Milwaukee, WI, 1991
Special Jury Award: The 1991 Charlotte Film and Video Festival, Charlotte, NC

Premiere

1991 Ann Arbor Film & Video Festival
Ann Arbor, MI