A new impressionistic documentary about Space City.
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
A forthcoming documentary about the company spun out of Apple to create a handheld communication device …in 1990.
From mobile computing, social media, downloadable apps and e-commerce to touchscreens, emoji and USB, the products and services that now dominate the tech industry and our day-to-day lives were born at General Magic.
Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
This forthcoming documentary on Ursula K. Le Guin looks like it will be very good indeed.
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
This looks like a rather good documentary about the best band in the world.
Monday, March 20th, 2017
There’s something very endearing about this docudrama retelling of the story of the web.
Friday, December 23rd, 2016
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.
Saturday, October 8th, 2016
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.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
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).
Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Friday, July 1st, 2016
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.
Sunday, April 24th, 2016
I particularly like Ethan’s Stop Making Sense era David Byrne suit.
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
A film about Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web. Details are scarce right now but watch this space.
Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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.
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
A short documentary on the wonderful Grace Hopper.
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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.
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
This has the potential to be a terrific little documentary. What say we get it funded?
Sunday, March 9th, 2014
I can’t wait to see this documentary on the monumental work at CERN.
Sunday, July 28th, 2013
Sit back, relax, and enjoy this classic documentary on graphic design, courtesy of its producer Edward Tufte.
Sunday, May 5th, 2013
A really nice short film about the Willie Clancy Summer School. It makes me want to get back to Miltown Malbay this July.
Friday, February 1st, 2013
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.