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After Automation

Fiona Marron


Artist's biography

Fiona Marron

Synopsis

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 world's 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)


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Title

After Automation

Year

2013

Form

Short

Genre

documentary, portrait

Key phrases

science fiction, global finance, melamed, leo, futures

Language

English

Duration

00:34:00

Original formats

Digital: Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council and Visual Artists Ireland.
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