Posts Tagged ‘film’
Artificial Paradise, Inc. by John-Paul Frenay
Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed a unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten…what is he searching for?
OK, but can it help me find my keys?
In case you’re having some robot lust this weekend, you might want to watch the new video from the Scandanavian duo Röyksopp, titled “The Girl & the Robot” featuring Robyn, and skip the new Terminator flick; it’s as dreary and morose as a lecture from Dick Cheney. I recommend staying home and watching the classic Westworld instead.
Now showing at SFMOMA, a total dystopian love fest. With the current crop of awful science fiction movies over the past few years. It’s time to revisit the good old days of tomorrow. And not that I’m suggesting taking mind altering substances for viewing of these films, but one has to wander what was in the water back then and where can I get some now, and does it come bottled? There are some fantastic worlds of despair that have a viscerally visual pleasure that seduces you into watching a grim forecast of the future today. Read more »
Koyaanisqatsi (1982) is a visually arresting and culturally relevant film today. It’s scored with a pretentious soundtrack from Phillip Glass and is probably the ending is probably a little too obvious, but it’s way more entertaining than an Al Gore Power Point presentation and not as thrilling as LA being ripped apart by tornadoes in The Day After Tomorrow. Read more »