Women in Motion

women in motion CDTV

women in motion CDTV

Eadweard Muybridge: Women in Motion
On-Line Entertainment, for Commodore International CDTV [Commodore Dynamic Total Vision] Multimedia system. [c.1991]

Got 199 DKK [Danish Krona], that’s around US$36.00, to spend? Hurry to the Retro Computer website and you may be in time to purchase the CDTV of Women in Motion (animations from Animal Locomotion). Don’t have a CDTV player? Neither have I – nor just about anyone else, since the system was around for only a year or so, from 1991. There was also a title Animals [but no Men, or Children] in Motion. No doubt the out-of-copyright situation, widespread appeal of photographs of unclothed women, and the short running time of sequences, all contributed to the decision to include Women in Motion in On-Line Entertainment’s title list.

I’ve written before about ‘extinct discs’ (Laserdisc) and an early Muybridge CD-Rom.

This CDTV disc sits  half-way between, chronologically. Muybridge’s Zoopraxiscope format was quite long-lived, by comparison; 12 years at least (1879-1891), and a further two years or so as an abortive Mk II (colour discs, 1892-4) – possibly intended for ‘commercial’ launch, but abandoned when film arrived.

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One comment on “Women in Motion

  1. Luke says:

    A particular poignancy (if poignancy’s the word that I want – maybe it’s irony) to Muybridge material being unviewable in a form in which they were never shown in the first place. As you say, by modern standards the Zoopraxiscope had an impressively long working life – we haven’t learnt much, have we?

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