David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.
Aztec romance and the dream of love. The anthropologist’s most human desire, the ultimate contact with the informant. The denial of intellectualism and the acceptance of the romantic heart, and a soul without innocence.
Artificial Light repeats variations on a single filmic utterance twenty times. The same phrase is a series of portrait shots of a group of young New York artists talking, drinking wine, laughing, smoking, informally. The individual portrait-shots follow each other with almost academic smoothness in lap-dissolves ending in two shots of the entire group followed by a dolly shot into a picture of the moon... There is a chasm between the phrase and its formal inflections. That chasm is intellectual as well as formal. Frampton loves an outrageous hypothesis; his films, all of them, take the shape of logical formulae. -- P. Adams Sitney, Film Culture Reader
A woman finds herself being coerced into a robotic-related scientific breakthrough. She struggles to take control, but at what cost? Inspired by the Portal video games, and written by a teenager for the Pens to Lens film festival.
Led by a video jockey who's trying to hack the brain, the director of this film wanders into the labyrinth of a metaphysical discussion regarding the limits of experimentation and videoreality as the future of the human species.
A 2012 Telugu short film.
Lonely pensioner Eve is given a humanoid robot to play bridge with.
In this fluid dance film, director Sophie Fiennes collaborates with choreographer Lucy Bennet to reimagine Stopgap Dance Company's performance piece Artificial Things.
A film about hoaxes, from the Cardiff Giant to corporate personhood.
Created with Deb Todd Wheeler, this is variety of mediated representations of layers of atmospheric penumbra, with sources for these miasmas ranging from plastic bags to power plants.
We live an illusionary existence in a world filled with lies. We remain in a perpetual state of delusion. Our perception of reality has been corrupted. Big Brother knows everything, manipulates our emotions, manipulates how we think and controls the masses. We willingly allowed it because we desired it. We have become one with the machine. It’s our ultimate nightmare, and it’s about to get much worse. We will no longer be human. This is your future, an artificial reality.
This video is made using a visualisation technique applied to a neural network trained to recognise a broad range of images. Each frame is recursively fed back to the network starting with a frame of random noise. Every 100 frames (4 seconds) the next layer is targeted until the lowest layer is reached.
A sunken vessel carries with it a treasure of stories and mysteries that can only be guessed at by today's divers and researchers. This captivating program allows you to tag along with a dive team on a voyage to explore various South Pacific wrecks. You'll view plenty of astounding wreck footage, as well as a host of fascinating species that inhabit the reefs of these majestic seas. The documentary features music by Indigenous Australia.
A 1943 film.
Enigmatic, stop-motion, animated story of a man's day.
Luisa, a 25-year-old woman addicted to chiva (heroin), travels to a beach in the coastal State of Veracruz with the idea of quitting the drug once she gets there. Luisa eventually grows ties with the locals and in particular with Salomon, a 65-years-old peasant in whom she thinks to have found the aid she needs to fulfill her goal.
A "remix" of Hollis Frampton's film Artificial Light by Steina Vasulka.