Eyes in Outerspace

Disney Productions (US)

“Let us project our present knowledge with a little imagination and speculate on how satellites might be used in future operations from a world wide weather center… With the touch of a button, the battle begins.” —Eyes in Outerspace

Eyes in Outerspace is a short film created in 1959 by Walt Disney Productions with the cooperation of the United States Department of Defense. The film speculates on the use of space technology and satellites to direct and control weather. Is this kind of militarised atmosphere a desirable outcome? If the technologies proposed in this video were proven to be effective, should they be employed? If so, by whom?

About the artist: 

The Walt Disney Company, previously known as Walt Disney Productions and more commonly known as Disney, is an American media corporation headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Disney was founded on 16 October 1923 by Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, and established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks.

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