Short Film Program

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Can ‘ethical tech’ be a thing? We think so. But, as we demand better, we need to understand the brightest and darkest parts of the web. Join us for a collection of short films about you, me, and the Internet.

Fri Dec 14 6:30 PM

The Films

Explore how technology is changing humanity.

Artifice

Kevin Byrnes | USA | 4

"Artifice" chronicles the demise of a relationship between an Apple iPhone and an Amazon Echo. While an esteemed director frets about the passion in their performances, we get an absurd glimpse into the future of our relationship with technology.

Birth of the Camera Phone

Jonathan Ignatius Green | USA | 4

This short documentary/narrative hybrid retells the story of inventor Phillippe Kahn as he pioneered the world's first camera phone and photo-sharing network. On June 11th, 1997, Kahn was also occupied with another event, namely, the birth of his daughter Sophie, but that didn't stop him for testing and finishing the invention that eventually become an indispensable part of modern life.

Cellular

Christian Kozlowski | USA | 8

George fears his phone calls are being tapped. Please take out your cellular devices and make his nightmare a reality.

A Day in the Park

Diego Porral | Spain | 3

A monologue by a grandfather who explains to his grandkid how things used to be... or maybe how they are now.

Kiem Holijanda

Sarah Veltmeyer | Netherlands | 12

The brothers Andi (13) and Florist (20) live in a poor, desolate village in Kosovo. By selling milk, they earn just enough money to support the family. When Andi discovers a card of a Dutch porn star in their bedroom, he needs a telephone to watch it. He is so obsessed with it, he doesn’t notice his brother has chosen this day to say goodbye to him.

Misinfo Nation: Misinformation, Democracy, and the Internet

Stuart Langfield | USA | 6

In today’s media climate, it’s becoming harder and harder to tell what’s real and what isn’t. Every day, we’re bombarded with (mis)information that’s trying to change the way we think about our government, our leaders, and even each other. But while it may seem like we’re living in a world divided, the truth out there. And we have the ability to vote and shape our world, based upon it.

OK Google

Brett Gaylor and Darren Pasemko | Canada | 2

In the fall of 2017, I replaced my aging cellphone with a new device. While setting up my new phone with a Google account, I noticed that every voice search made over the last year had been saved and was available for playback. I also noticed that a high number of these searches had been made by my five-year-old son. I teamed up with my friend Darren Pasemko to animate what I discovered.

Wave

TJ O’Grady Peyton, Benjamin Clear | Ireland | 14

A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language baffling linguistic experts from around the globe.

Performer

Space Meow Doll

Avatars with electro loops, beats, live instruments and visuals in a fusion of world wide styles to create songs that have been described as sweet but dark, yet danceable. Space Meow Doll's work is inspired by post punk, rock, funk, hip-hop, Brooklyn, the relationship between Eastern and Western cultures, space, cats and sloths. Doll began performing in 2010 with the Taiwanese pioneer electronic band VARO, and formed her first musical project Space Meow Doll in Brooklyn. Her debut album Long Vacation in BK was released in January 2018.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Happy Hour
7:30 PM
Live Music from Space Meow Doll
8:00 PM
Films Begin
9:00 PM
Post-screening conversation
9:30 PM
After-Party
This event is free with an RSVP; advance RSVP is required. No outside alcohol is permitted. Seating is first come, first served.

Venue

Industry City

274 36th St., Brooklyn, NY 11232

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