History and aesthetic of computer animation and virtual reality. Notes on Los Angeles in the 1980s and the computer animation community of that time. Miscellaneous commentary on the archaeology of the cold war, as well as notes on the esoteric knowledge as it manifests in popular culture, cinematic theory, the hollow earth, espionage, corruption in civic governance, the aesthetics of conspiracy theories, the failure of the cultural myth and other related topics.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Dan Weinreb (? - 2012)
I just heard that Dan Weinreb passed
away after a long illness. I was completely unaware of his battle
with cancer, which is apparently how he wanted it.
I am completely in shock about this,
and I can not imagine that DLW will not be at the other end of an
I remember meeting DLW when he and Lee
Parks and others came down from Livermore to see one of the Star Wars
films, I forget which one. It might have been Empire Strikes Back.
He was instrumental in getting me back to Cambridge for the Symbolics
R&D open house all those years ago. He was a good friend and
listened to my confusion and distress about my current unemployment
although he did not know what to advise, except to suggest that I
move back to Cambridge.
I remember when I worked at Mass
Illusion, that he and Cheryl and their son came down to visit me in
Lenox. I think I had run into them by accident in one of the towns
in Western Mass. and we recognized each other even though we had not
seen each other in more than a decade.
Here is a link to a testimonial about
him at a company he helped to found.