Microsoft’s 2008 recruitment videos are a dark ’90s acid trip

We gave a Microsoft a gentle ribbing for their corny parody of “Sexy and I Know It,” but little did we know that the company made — or at least commissioned — two masterpieces of short film. In 2008, working with the production team at Digital Kitchen, Microsoft created two psychedelic recruitment videos. In one, a mysterious man in a labcoat invites you to work on a project called Mind House, before dissolving into polygons. In another, a pair of gentlemen are washed into a surreal computer world. Both are like Barbarella meets William Gibson meets a 1992 VHS you found somewhere. Brad Abrahams, who worked at Digital Kitchen and posted the videos, wrote that the latter “was so weird [Microsoft] didn’t know what to do with it.” The only…

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