IBM Museum proposal

DATE - 1968

The Eames Office presented a proposal to IBM for a museum in the form of a film, using animated and live-action sequences, drawings, still photographs, and clips. The goal was to illustrate how the museum could give “a fresh look at those historic objects and events that help place the computer in the terms of our changing culture. The idea was for visitors to leave the museum feeling “a little more at home with the computer—and sufficiently at ease with the idea that they can position the computer in relation to their own daily decisions.”

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The plans and model for the IBM Museum were completed by Roche Dinkeloo Architects, including several permanent exhibition areas and space for temporary exhibitions related to new technological innovations. Most important was the direct, hands-on experience that visitors would have with the world’s newest computing machines. IBM did not proceed with the project, however, elements and research were later incorporated into the Eames Office’s other subsequent projects for IBM. 

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