Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 02-199
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1987-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6.66 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box) (2 tall document boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of audiovisual elements for the interactive video project that accompanied the exhibition "A Material World." The production incorporates video animation, puppetry, and on-location photography in two interactive videos, "Knowing Materials" and "Testing Materials." Among those featured in the production is racing driver Don Garlits whose dragster is on display. The exhibition, produced by the National Museum of American History (NMAH), Department of the History of Science and Technology, opened in April 1988. Using a broad sampling of objects from NMAH collections, it explores questions such as, "What is this object made of, why, and why does it matter?" It traces changes in the composition of artifacts over time and how the materials that are chosen affect the makeup and "feel" of our artificial environment. It is not clear when this material was transferred to the Archives. Materials include original 16mm camera rolls, Betacam transfers from film and 3/4" masters, original Betacam videotapes, 1/4" audiotape, U-matic videotapes, and 1" protection master videotapes.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-199, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Access Restriction
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Garlits, Don Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Department of the History of Science and Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Material World (Exhibition) (1988: Washington D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knowing Materials (Video : 1988) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Testing Materials (Video : 1988) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drag racing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Automobile racing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Material culture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary videos Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interactive video Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiotapes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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