Persuasion Machines

The filmmakers of the award winning Netlix documentary, The Great Hack (2019) use mixed reality and surveillance technologies to bring to life the invisible world of data. Audiences will experience how smart devices harvest data from our devices and how this data is then used to control us and persuade us. Using a virtual smart living room, the project helps individuals visualize the pervasiveness of data collection in our private homes. With the help of collaborator, will.i.am, the audience learns how major corporations are using and profiting from our data.

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Film Screenings

Credits

Directors:

Karim Amer, Guvenc Ozel

Executive Producer:

Geralyn White Dreyfous, Sarah Johnson, Marni Grossman, Jehane Noujaim, Marc Alba

Producer:

Ricky Berrin, Elizabeth Woodward, Jess Engel, Danielle Oexmann

Screenwriter:

Karim Amer, Daniel Claridge, Bits Sola

Sound Designer:

Tom Paul

Music:

Gil Talmi

Principal Cast:

will.i.am, Bits Sola

Additional Credits:

Creative Technologist: Benjamin Ennemoser, VR Engineer: Tyson Phillips

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Ricky Berrin
The Othrs
ricky@theothrs.com

Publicity Contact:

Ricky Berrin
ricky@theothrs.com
3057858566

Details

Primary Entry:
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Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

Texas Premiere

Genre:

Documentary, Experimental, Interactive, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Screening in:

XR Experience Program

Screening Section:

XR Experience Spotlight

Screening Category:

XR Experience

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

12 mins