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140 Characters

14 Votes

Audience Awards

This film competed in
2018 Animation Shorts Film Festival

Director(s): Dean Winkler, Maureen Nappi, Donald S. Butler

What happened to the future we were promised?

Why did we get Twitter instead of intelligent media that enhances society? Why are we developing useless apps instead of hardware? All enabled by our so-called “smart phones” which trap us like the prisoners in Plato’s cave – detached from reality and unaware.

We used this as a basis for creating abstract imagery, referencing everything from Aboriginal art to 1940s/1950s television to EDM /Rave visuals. Our goal being to take the viewer on a visual trip. Perhaps described as psychedelic, synthenisa, visual music – the point is to allow the viewers to derive their own meaning as they travel through the flow of images.

This project was created purely as a non-profit artistic endeavor with no external funding and no consideration of commercial potential. It is dedicated to Steve Rutt and Bill Etra, the two pioneering designers of scan manipulation analog video synthesizers.

We hope you enjoy it.

Dean Winkler, Maureen Nappi, Donald S. Butler