In the very early nineties there was sort of a ridiculous computer animation craze. It was the death rattle of the 1980s fascination with the digitization of everything. Things changed direction with the advent of grunge, and good for us, or today we’d all probably be wearing Power Gloves to control our virtual bodies across a Tron grid landscape. (There was a whole thing about virtual sex becoming the future of sex, but then Omni Magazine folded.)
A great little gem from those halcyon 1990-1993 days, though, was the Mind’s Eye series, a VHS and Laserdisc collection of animated shorts set to a somewhat misguided electronic score by rock musicians who dabbled in synth (Thomas Dolby, Jan Hammer). It started with The Mind’s Eye: A Computer Animation Odyssey in 1990, which was a trippy early-digital voyage through Earth’s creation, and continued through 1996, but the apex of the series is Beyond the Mind’s Eye, which was released in 1992.