Drawing on analogies between the function of the feedback principle in everyday situations, and the way it works in the modern computer, this film explores this cycle by which performance is measured, evaluated against desired results, and corrected for future performance. The film draws analogies between the function of the feedback principle in everyday situations and the way it works in the modern computer. Situations as simple as a girl adapting her moves in a game of jacks, or and as complex as the mechanical operation of a ball governor regulating a steam engine, were filmed to demonstrate the process. The film won awards at the Festival International du Film du Montreal, the International Filmwoche in Mannheim, Germany, and the Melbourne Film Festival. Featured in the Festival International du Film de Montreal, 1961. Melbourne Film Festival Selected for participation, 1963. Music by Elmer Bernstein.
10 minutes, 40 seconds.