The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities.
But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.
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In Game of Thrones Ascent players will lead the life of a noble during the time of upheaval as portrayed in the books and the series thus experiencing a new type of game that unites both story and strategy. Players will claim their birthright by choosing which of the great houses they’ll swear allegiance to, securing their holdings, developing their lands and personal reputation, and assigning sworn swords to quests—while forging alliances with new friends and much more!
Programming plays a huge role in the world that surrounds us, and though its uses are often purely functional, there is a growing community of artists who use the language of code as their medium. Their work includes everything from computer generated art to elaborate interactive installations, all with the goal of expanding our sense of what is possible with digital tools. To simplify the coding process, several platforms and libraries have been assembled to allow coders to cut through the nitty-gritty of programming and focus on the creative aspects of the project. These platforms all share a strong open source philosophy that encourages growth and experimentation, creating a rich community of artists that share their strategies and work with unprecedented openness.
If looking, you will find us hiding under our beds.
Via the transcript:
Most individuals will have over a million pieces of information spanning the past 45 months already in their provider’s [read: AT&T, Verizon, et al] possession. A third party, owning nearly four years of your life…
…If you use this network, your four years of information is extracted and sold without consent, contributing to the nearly $34,000 accumulated every second by the information sector.
The specifics of nearly all digital interactions are sold to a variety of entities among them are ad servers that assign individuals a demographic based on their digital histories.
Once assigned, individualized information is deployed to the user. Location data is filtered into intrusive localized advertising. Facebook likes transform into custom Walmart ads. And search engine results are narrowed to a limited scope.
The global Internet becomes the personal Internet and information ceases to be information at all.