Technology is everywhere, sometimes it hides its face underneath a mask of everydayness, but we can only guess what goes on in our vacuum cleaner, telephone or copy machine. When were these inventions introduced into our lives and how can we keep control over them? These questions, and many more, are answered by 'The Secret Life Of Machines'. In this cultseries from the BBC, which was produced between 1988 and 1993 engineer, cartoonist and writer Tim Hunkin and inventor Rex Garrod dissect the workings and history of a everyday appliance in each episode. During the next few weeks varia, center of everyday technology will screen the entire series during a couple of public screenings.
19 November: season 2 - outdoor appliances
(car, internal combustion engine, quartz watch, telephone, radio and videorecorder)
- Door: 16:30
- Start: 17:00
- End: 20:00