The folks at Ahleman have created The ElectriClerk, a 1988 Mac SE driven by a 1927 Underwood typewriter, with a Fresnel lens hovering over the screen for added period effect. I’m thinking Naked Lunch here, or something from Brothers Quay, or Jan Svankmajer (if Svankmajer characters used modded Macs, that is). They even created a prop brochure to go with it. If you’re looking for a DIY project just slightly more feasible, try making your own lava lamp.
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I think this comes directly from the Terry Gilliam movie “Brazil” from 1985.
You’re right — not sure why that didn’t occur to me…
(i was singing the theme song… :P)