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Designer - Man Or Machine?

Series

Series Name
Living Tomorrow

Issue

Issue No.
20
Length of issue (in feet)
471
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Send For Scoosher
  2. 2Intercity - Transport Of The Future
  3. 3Designer - Man Or Machine?
  4. 4Weightless Mothers-To-Be

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 4
Summary
COI synopsis: Ever since the time of Leonardo da Vinci - builders have worked from detailed drawings - involving thousands of man hours of painstakingly accurate labour. Now a firm of consulting engineers has programmed a computer to eliminate 90% of the draughtsman’s work in designing reinforced concrete structures.
Keywords
Buildings and structures; Science and technology; Engineering; Computers and computing; Design
Written sources
COI Microfilm Roll 47 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1458/20
Credits:
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Presenter
Howard Williams
Presenter
Marion Foster

This series is held by:

Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
For BFI National Archive enquiries:
nonfictioncurators@bfi.org.uk
For commercial/footage reuse enquiries:
footage.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7580 7503
Address
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN
Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
Series held
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