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18th May '16 3:15:18 AM FernFromChtio
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* The starship Entreprise-2061 from ''ComicBook/{{Pouvoirpoint}}'' is one big gray floating block, no frills. Interiors are bare and functionnal, when not inspired by Verner Panton's design. And the only robot aboard is tangram-shaped, made only of black geometric shapes.

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* The starship Entreprise-2061 from ''ComicBook/{{Pouvoirpoint}}'' is one big gray floating block, no frills. Interiors are bare and functionnal, when not inspired by Verner Panton's design. And the only robot aboard is tangram-shaped, made only of black geometric shapes.
18th May '16 3:13:58 AM FernFromChtio
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* The starship Entreprise-2061 from ''ComicBook/{{Pouvoirpoint}}'' is one big gray floating block, no frills. Interiors are bare and functionnal, when not inspired by Verner Panton's design. And the only robot aboard is tangram-shaped, made only of black geometric shapes.
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10th May '16 2:36:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Nano Age buildings in ''EmpireEarth'' are all stylish and predominantly white.

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* The Nano Age buildings in ''EmpireEarth'' ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth'' are all stylish and predominantly white.
6th May '16 9:08:57 PM nombretomado
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* Providence from GeneratorRex love this trope and wish to marry it. It provides a good visual contrast with their freakish biological enemies, the [=EVOs=].

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* Providence from GeneratorRex ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' love this trope and wish to marry it. It provides a good visual contrast with their freakish biological enemies, the [=EVOs=].
28th Apr '16 7:33:17 AM aye_amber
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* The video for {{Bjork}}'s ''All Is Full Of Love'' features spotless white rooms and robots.

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* The video for {{Bjork}}'s Music/{{Bjork}}'s ''All Is Full Of Love'' features spotless white rooms and robots.
29th Mar '16 1:07:42 AM StFan
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* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' really strikes home on how empty and lonely Barnaby's life is when his apartment is shown for the first time. The place is a large, modern studio, with hardly any decorations and almost no ''furniture'' save for an ergonomic chair and an elaborate computer/television setup [[spoiler: that he uses to obsessively investigate his parents' murders]].
** His superhero partner Kotetsu's bachelor pad, on the other hand, is a sprawling, messy and colorful loft full of bookshelves, [=CD=]s, and photographs of his family. The contrast could hardly be sharper.

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* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' really strikes home on how empty and lonely Barnaby's life is when his apartment is shown for the first time. The place is a large, modern studio, with hardly any decorations and almost no ''furniture'' save for an ergonomic chair and an elaborate computer/television setup [[spoiler: that he uses to obsessively investigate his parents' murders]].
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murders]]. His superhero partner Kotetsu's bachelor pad, on the other hand, is a sprawling, messy and colorful loft full of bookshelves, [=CD=]s, and photographs of his family. The contrast could hardly be sharper.



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* Dulock in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''.
* The monster holding facility in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', coupled with UnnecessarilyLargeInterior. And no, that little bitty "Hang In There" poster [[FauxtivationalPoster doesn't perk things up any.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' shows Gru as a down to earth, but homey in a kind of way villain, whereas Vector is shown as being a villain that looks like he purchased all his furniture from Steve Jobs. He also plays a UsefulNotes/NintendoWii, which features the same aesthetic.
* The Axiom in {{WALL-E}} is completely full of the Aesthetic, no surprise though, as EVA is based on an Apple Mac.

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Dulock in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''.
* The monster holding monster-holding facility in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'', coupled with UnnecessarilyLargeInterior. And no, that little bitty "Hang In in There" poster [[FauxtivationalPoster doesn't perk things up any.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' shows Gru as a down to earth, down-to-earth, but homey in a kind of way villain, whereas Vector is shown as being a villain that looks like he purchased all his furniture from Steve Jobs. He also plays a UsefulNotes/NintendoWii, which features the same aesthetic.
* The Axiom ''Axiom'' in {{WALL-E}} ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' is completely full of the Aesthetic, no Aesthetic. No surprise though, as EVA is based on an Apple Mac.



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16th Mar '16 2:00:38 PM HelloLamppost
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One of the main inspirations for this trope was the spotless whiteness of most NASA technology and spacesuits back in the day (which served the practical purpose of making it easier to see if equipment was damaged or contaminated in any way). This was very true in ''Film/2001ASpaceOdyssey,'' which in turn helped solidify this aesthetic as "what TheFuture was supposed to look like" for the next decade or so.
5th Mar '16 8:15:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Space1999}}: Moonbase Alpha has this in spades

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* {{Space1999}}: %%* Series/{{Space 1999}}: Moonbase Alpha has this in spades
27th Jan '16 4:19:00 AM Jallen
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*** Zig-zagged with the new ''Normandy'': apparently the intent of the brightly lit steel-and-white colour scheme of the [=SR2=] was to invoke a cold [[PlayingWithSyringes sterile, medical atmosphere]] compared to the old ''Normandy''. Unfortunately a lot of players had found the [=SR1=] to be under-lit and eye-straining, and actually preferred Cerberus' choice of décor.

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*** Zig-zagged with the new ''Normandy'': apparently the intent of the brightly lit steel-and-white colour scheme of the [=SR2=] was to invoke a cold [[PlayingWithSyringes sterile, medical atmosphere]] compared to the old ''Normandy''. Unfortunately a lot of players had found the [=SR1=] to be under-lit and eye-straining, and actually preferred Cerberus' choice of décor. Then in VideoGame/MassEffect3 the Normandy 2 is in the middle of a retrofit when Earth comes under attack leaving exposed wires, tools and incomplete sections of the ship exposed to the crew to give the sensation that even with everything that happened in the previous games we weren't just ready.
12th Jan '16 2:37:48 PM FordPrefect
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** It's OlderThanTheyThink. This style was Steve Jobs AuthorAppeal from the very start and was first applied in the [[TheEighties early 80s]][[note]]Arguably, it could be seen even in the early models of UsefulNotes/{{Apple II}}, their first professional product, but it hadn't yet reached the later levels of obsession.[[/note]], with Jobs' insisting on the clean, uncluttered lines of the Apple's GUI and the adoption of the sleek, geometrical [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_White_design_language Snow White design language]] first seen in Apple [=IIc=] and then used until the mid-Nineties, though with Jobs being ousted in 1985, new Apple leadership started to scale down these designs, replacing them with jewels like the [[OldShame 20th Anniversary Mac]]. It wasn't until Jobs returned to the company in 1997 that minimalism got restored. Note that Jobs, a lifelong Buddhist, was probably inspired precisely by the Zen approach.

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** It's OlderThanTheyThink. This style was Steve Jobs AuthorAppeal from the very start and was first applied in the [[TheEighties early 80s]][[note]]Arguably, it could be seen even in the early models of UsefulNotes/{{Apple II}}, their first professional product, but it hadn't yet reached the later levels of obsession.[[/note]], with Jobs' insisting insistence on the clean, uncluttered lines of the Apple's GUI and the adoption of the sleek, geometrical [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_White_design_language Snow White design language]] first seen in Apple [=IIc=] and then used until the mid-Nineties, though with Jobs being ousted in 1985, new Apple leadership started to scale down these designs, replacing them with jewels like the [[OldShame 20th Anniversary Mac]]. It wasn't until Jobs returned to the company in 1997 that minimalism got restored. Note that Jobs, a lifelong Buddhist, was probably inspired precisely by the Zen approach.
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