After Automation

Fiona Marron

Description

Through engaging in a process of enquiry surrounding a transformational period in Chicago’s trading history, the crossovers between the worlds of science fiction and global finance are considered in After Automation. In focus is Leo Melamed, a key figure of that history, former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, who accredits the major changes he implemented in computerising financial trading to ideas first imagined in his sci-fi writing of the eighties. Alongside his several published titles in the line of finance, his only published sci-fi title, The Tenth Planet, can be seen as the catalyst for the worlds first futures electronic trading platform, and a consequential step towards the proliferation of trades made globally today.’ (Sourced from http://www.acw.ie/2013/09/co-location%E2%80%A8-fiona-marron/ on September 14th 2016)

Details
Title

After Automation

Year

2013

Creator

Fiona Marron

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Documentary, Portrait

Subject

Science fiction, Global finance, Melamed, Leo, Futures

Language

English (eng)

Duration

34 minutes

Original format

Digital: Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: Fiona Marron

Artist website

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Link to work

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