The
Machine
Stops E.M. Forster

Image from the the BBC series "Out of the Unknown" (s02e01), The Machine Stops. I couldn't find the movie. Maybe it's part of the DVD-box.

“The Maschine Stops” is a short story that influenced and defined a whole genre. I was made aware of this story by Jaron Lanier. It’s a great read and if you don’t have the nerve to read online listen to the audio dramatisation below that was produced in 2001 by the BBC or the full audiobook read by Jerome Lawsen.


Listen to the audio dramatisation (BBC, 2001)

EM FORSTER - THE MACHINE STOPS

Or listen to the full text (read by Jerome Lawsen)

The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster

Read the short story from by E.M. Forster (1909)

http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/prajlich/forster.html


E. M. Forster

Edward Morgan Forster (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. Many of his novels examine class difference and hypocrisy, including A Room with a View (1908), Howards End (1910) and A Passage to India (1924). The last brought him his greatest success. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 16 different years.
Definition from Wikipedia – E. M. Forster

Virtual Studio Technology

Virtual Studio Technology (VST) is an audio plug-in software interface that integrates software synthesizers and effects units into digital audio workstations. VST and similar technologies use digital signal processing to simulate traditional recording studio hardware in software. Thousands of plugins exist, both commercial and freeware, and many audio applications support VST under license from its creator, Steinberg.
Definition from Wikipedia – Virtual Studio Technology

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