This is such an intriguing artefact, Nigel.
The thing that really struck me on first viewing was how calm you appear in face of the dystopian chaos unfolding beyond the glass screen. We can’t see your face however there’s almost a sense that you’re unmoved by what’s going on. In fact, maybe you’re bored even, the result of the repetition pointed to in the discussion above? I didn’t get the same sense of apocalypse of some others who have commented above: the fact that you are foregrounded in the image and dressed for work almost gave me the impression of you being in control: almost a sense of ‘business as usual’.
And having now read your rationale in response to Chenee’s question I really like that you sought to draw in content representing different historical periods. As we watch the sepia-tinged tripods lurch into view we are usefully discouraged from seeing the relations between human and machine as a recent concern.
from Comments for Nigel’s EDC blog http://ift.tt/2l4DGI2