Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tativille vs. Sapperton

So we have been settling into the new offices (still more than a few teething problems).

Anyway, I was kind of joking before, but there are more than a few parallels to this place and Tativille (the massive set Tati built for Playtime).

So this is Tativille in Tati's imagination:

Under construction:

And these are the new offices (the Tativille frame could have gone in this direction perhaps but this actually has a bit more colour).

Tati inspecting the cubicals:


Our own Cubeville.  Frankly I wouldn't have minded the (modernist) separation implied in Playtime, though I'm sure Tati thought it was dreadful.  This is worse.

Tati definitely felt negatively about the atomizing nature of society, particularly the rise of television.  Though here we see a small group of people watching together, rather than completely isolated individuals. 

Very little has changed today, and it is generally a bit worse.  (What Tati would think of all the Millennials running around with their eyes glued to their phones...)

It's a little hard to make out in this photo, but the screen has been badly positioned in these conference rooms, so everyone has to crowd to one side of the table to see the presentations.  I don't know if this can be corrected.  I am somewhat doubtful, but these are still early days in the new digs.

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