The Silicon factor

United Kingdom, 1980

Film
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The silicon chip has become cheaper and has doubled in sophistication each year. The film looks at what it is, how it works, how it is made, and at its mushrooming applications. Some idea of what goes on inside the “black box” of the microcomputer is given by use of animated cartoon film. Finally we are asked how far computer controlled machines can go in imitating human functions.

Credits

production company

BBC

producer

David Allen

Duration

00:41:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

013449

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Silicon

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Great Britain

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technology - Social aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Computers

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Microcomputers

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Silicon

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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