It’s what we can’t do for each other."
from Claudia Rankine, Don’t Let Me Be Lonely
How Glass Magnifies Desire
During the climax of the 2011 film Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Ethan Hunt and a fellow super spy access an interactive, multi-touch car windshield to dynamically plan a faster route as they drive through the crowded streets of Mumbai. The scene illustrates the fantasy that Tom Cruise and Paula Patton can simply reach out and touch a nearby object, demanding that it come awake and respond to their command. Likewise, Robert Downey Jr.’s alter-ego, Tony Stark, when not running a global conglomerate or driving a race car in Monte Carlo, can simply reach out to a free-standing glass panel in his lab for a view of phantom components that comprise the Iron Man suit. The more we see big screen stars interact with intelligent glass, the more we expect that glass surfaces should recognize our presence and invite us to fondle the virtual objects displayed within.
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galloping horse; just few frames drew with crayons. based on eadweard muybridge’s “the human and animal locomotion photographs”