Now the chips are down

December 5, 2015 - Radical Pedagogies

Episode of Horizon from 1978 examining the rise of the microprocessor, with some brilliant footage of inside a chip under an electron microscope and the printing process. This film really gives you a sense of the scale of making and material process involved in hardware production. It also illuminates the screen printing and etching techniques used in the process (both very old technologies).
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