There’s something very endearing about this docudrama retelling of the story of the web.
Matt Griffin’s thoughtful documentary is now available for free on Vimeo. It’s a lovely look at the past, present, and future of the web, marred only by the brief appearance of yours truly.
The 1978 short film Farewell, etaoin shrdlu documents the changeover from linotype to digital typesetting at The New York Times.
An evenhanded treatment of the unremitting march of technological progress, Weiss’s film about an outmoded craft is stylistically vintage yet also immediate in its investigation of modernity.
Moonscape is a free and freely shareable high-definition documentary about the first manned Moon landing. Funded and produced by space enthusiasts from all over the world, it shows the full Apollo 11 landing and moonwalk, using only the original audio, TV and film footage and the original photographs, rescanned and restored from the best available sources, with full English subtitles (other languages will follow).
A cautionary tale of digital preservation.
.generation is a short film that intimately documents three millennials in the year 2054 - uncovering their relationships with technology in the aftermath of the information age.
I particularly like Ethan’s Stop Making Sense era David Byrne suit.
A film about Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web. Details are scarce right now but watch this space.
Brilliant! Although it’s kind of like shooting fish in a barrel to make a Markov chain out of someone whose entire output is already one big Markov chain.
Adam Curtis: the Banksy of documentaries.
A short documentary on the wonderful Grace Hopper.
Steven Johnson’s new television series will be shown on BBC in a few months time. Looks like it’s going to be good Burkian fun.
This has the potential to be a terrific little documentary. What say we get it funded?
I can’t wait to see this documentary on the monumental work at CERN.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy this classic documentary on graphic design, courtesy of its producer Edward Tufte.
A really nice short film about the Willie Clancy Summer School. It makes me want to get back to Miltown Malbay this July.
I, for one, welcome our slime mould overlords.
The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction.
This remains one of the greatest pieces of documentary footage ever filmed.
A documentary about the weekly session in Dempsey’s pub in Manhattan.
Pitch-perfect parody of Adam Curtis’s particular style of documentary guff.
Past predictions of the future.