A look at the dumber side of technology.
A portrait of Jacques Ellul, a French theologian/sociologist & anarchist who first became well-known to American readers with the English publishing of his book The Technological Society in 1964. For Ellul, technique represented an entire way of life characterized by life fragmented so that efficiency ultimately rules over all ethical decisions. Ellul warned that technique was having drastic effects on all aspects of modern life. Many Green Anarchists have cited Ellul's work on technique as influential on their thought.
The video opens with a barrage of explosive imagery along with an audio track of a siren taken from the 1970s TV show Wonder Woman. The following scenes are fast paced repeated shots from Wonder Woman, with several scenes following of actress Lynda Carter as the main character Diana Prince, performing her transformative spin from secretarial role into superhero role. […] The representation of repeated transformations expose the illusion of fixed female identities in media and attempts to show the emergence of a new woman through use of technology. […] The video ends with a scene of repeating explosions that precedes a blue background with white text that scrolls upwards, delivering a transcription of lyrics to the song ‘Wonder Woman Disco' (1978) by The Wonderland Disco Band. (Wikipedia)
The Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is one of the great figures of modern architecture, ranked alongside Gropius, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. This film analyses Aalto’s uniquely successful resolution of the demands and possibilities created by new technology and construction materials with the need to make his buildings sympathetic both to their users and to their natural surroundings. His inventive use of timber in particular represents both a reference to the forest landscape of Finland and a building material that is ‘warm’ and extremely adaptable. Filmed in Finland, Italy, Germany and the USA, this documentary shows how the Finnish natural environment and art traditions were essential elements in Aalto’s pioneering harmonization of technology and nature.
Гениальный ученый изобретает лекарство от всех болезней — «Каротин-6», а затем становится случайной жертвой бандитской разборки и погибает прямо на глазах 12-летнего внука Севы и его друга Кости. Сева посвящает свою жизнь тому, чтобы разобраться в дедовских исследованиях и отомстить за его смерть. Костя — человек более прагматичный — уезжает в Германию, но, услышав призыв друга помочь, возвращается. Мишеней для отмщения у молодых людей целых три: криминальный авторитет Пикассо, которому и предназначалась пуля; его незадачливый киллер; корыстолюбивый и недалекий директор НИИ, которой при жизни Севиного деда не смог оценить изобретение по достоинству.
Aardvark's computer contraption that he consults for advice on how to catch the Ant only guides the Aardvark through an exercise of painful futility.
A look at the possible effect of recovered alien technology on our lives.
A model poses in bright primary colours alongside a number of oblique words. Images of a woman rotating wearing long flowing dresses are overlain and played at different speeds.
Technologies of the Gods brings "convincing evidence" that ancient civilizations utilized high-tech engineering methods equal to, if not superior to our own and that these technologies were being applied on a world-wide level.
Looking For Technology is a magically realist, hyper-musical, broken-up experiment upon Los Angeles as a raw material. The symbolic representation of L.A. in the film is interpreted completely in terms of media, and the human relationship to machines in general.
Pastor Clayton Goliher runs a homeless shelter and rehab program for youth. He also runs a successful program teaching the youth about inventions and patenting. They have licensed products to several large toy companies.
An office clerk, fearing replacement by a robot, fights back.
In Ann Marie Fleming's 'Pioneers of X-Ray Technology' (a film about Grandpa), super-8 home movies are only one part of the film's cooly complex structure. The first time I saw 'Pioneers' it looked like an uncomplicated portrait of Fleming's grandfather, Dr. Ernest To, who was a photographer, amateur filmmaker and Hong Kong radiologist. On second viewing, the film's ambivalence towards its subject becomes clear.
Video art, Stefaan Decostere
This is the story of one simple invention, the vibrator, and its relationship to one complex human behavior, the female orgasm.
Dateline is an Australian television current affairs program broadcast on SBS One. Since its debut at 8:00 pm on Friday 19 October 1984, it has focused largely on international events, often in developing or warring nations. Since 2000, Dateline reporters have travelled by themselves without a camera crew or sound engineers. It remains the longest-running international current affairs program in Australia.
Technology, love it or hate it, its effects are shaping our lives and our futures.