[FILM] In Limbo

Antoine Viviani’s In Limbo, a personalized interactive film that reveals the traces we leave on the Internet, launches today Live the interactive experience at nfb.ca/inlimbo February 12, 2015 – Montreal, National Film Board of Canada What personal traces do we leave on the Internet? And just how permanent and public are they? These are the questions addressed by the interactive film In Limbo (nfb.ca/inlimbo), directed by Antoine Viviani (INSITU), co-produced by the National Film Board…

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 4: Nostalgia) #DigiHuman

4/6: Nostalgia http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n31cr We live in a world where the nostalgia for the past now permeates our present. With online trends like 'Throw Back Thursdays', apps like Timehop and platforms which gives you the tools to make your digital image look like it was taken with an analogue camera, the internet has never seemed so backwards-facing. In this week's episode of The Digital Human, Aleks Krotoski visits imagined worlds and eras long past to explore…

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 3: Abandon) #DigiHuman

3/6: Abandon http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04mc1hf What happens when we abandon a place? And why is it so difficult for us to leave these places behind? In this episode, Aleks explores abandon both on and offline. We tell the story of the only permanent resident of Fukushima's radiation exclusion zone. Naoto Matsura stayed in Tomioka while everyone around him fled. He's now the unofficial caretaker of this abandoned town. Aleks contrasts this with a remarkable example of digital…

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 2: Language) #DigiHuman

2/6: Language http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lpxx9 We communicate with each other in more ways than ever and with an ever expanding range of devices and platforms. But they all piggy back on an earlier invention, our original social networking technology - language. In this edition of the Digital Human Aleks Krotoski explores the idea of language as a technology itself and how people over the years have attempted to improve it; re-engineer it for maximum efficiency, or use…

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 1: Risk) #DigiHuman

Episode 1 Description Our brains are still running security software designed to protect us against lions, tigers and bears and we haven't run an update for about 200,000 years. Aleks Krotoski explores how well it works when faced with the risks of the digital world. According David Ropeik author and risk communication expert at Harvard University the modern technological world presents our risk perception abilities with much more complex and abstract problems than it was…
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