A look at the possible effect of recovered alien technology on our lives.
Aardvark's computer contraption that he consults for advice on how to catch the Ant only guides the Aardvark through an exercise of painful futility.
The Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) is one of the great figures of modern architecture, ranked alongside Gropius, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. This film analyses Aalto’s uniquely successful resolution of the demands and possibilities created by new technology and construction materials with the need to make his buildings sympathetic both to their users and to their natural surroundings. His inventive use of timber in particular represents both a reference to the forest landscape of Finland and a building material that is ‘warm’ and extremely adaptable. Filmed in Finland, Italy, Germany and the USA, this documentary shows how the Finnish natural environment and art traditions were essential elements in Aalto’s pioneering harmonization of technology and nature.
A look at the dumber side of technology.
A model poses in bright primary colours alongside a number of oblique words. Images of a woman rotating wearing long flowing dresses are overlain and played at different speeds.
Looking For Technology is a magically realist, hyper-musical, broken-up experiment upon Los Angeles as a raw material. The symbolic representation of L.A. in the film is interpreted completely in terms of media, and the human relationship to machines in general.
Pastor Clayton Goliher runs a homeless shelter and rehab program for youth. He also runs a successful program teaching the youth about inventions and patenting. They have licensed products to several large toy companies.
The video opens with a barrage of explosive imagery along with an audio track of a siren taken from the 1970s TV show Wonder Woman. The following scenes are fast paced repeated shots from Wonder Woman, with several scenes following of actress Lynda Carter as the main character Diana Prince, performing her transformative spin from secretarial role into superhero role. […] The representation of repeated transformations expose the illusion of fixed female identities in media and attempts to show the emergence of a new woman through use of technology. […] The video ends with a scene of repeating explosions that precedes a blue background with white text that scrolls upwards, delivering a transcription of lyrics to the song ‘Wonder Woman Disco' (1978) by The Wonderland Disco Band. (Wikipedia)
Tiffany Shlain's documentary, Connected, explores the visible and invisible connections linking major issues of our time-the environment, consumption, population growth, technology, human rights, the global economy-while searching for her place in the world during a transformative time in her life. Employing a combination of animation and archival footage, Shlain constructs a chronological tour of Western modernization through the work of her late father, Leonard Shlain, a surgeon and best-selling author. Connected illuminates the beauty and tragedy of human endeavor while championing the importance of personal connectedness for understanding and coping with today's global conditions.
Timothy Alberino and the GenSix Productions film crew head to the High Plain (“Altiplano”) of Peru and Bolivia on the shores of legendary Lake Titicaca to investigate some of the most compelling evidence on the planet of fallen angels and their giant hybrid offspring in the antediluvian past. This full length feature film includes cutting edge research that uncovers and publishes, for the first time, historical documentation which proves beyond a shadow of doubt that colossal giants once roamed the lands of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia; as well as reveals never before seen mind-blowing geoglyphs engraved on the surface of the earth and stretching for hundreds of miles over the Altiplano. Join the crew as they examine the megalithic mysteries of Tiwanaku and confirm that both the Inca and the Spanish chroniclers were well aware of who built Puma Punku, and when.
A portrait of Jacques Ellul, a French theologian/sociologist & anarchist who first became well-known to American readers with the English publishing of his book The Technological Society in 1964. For Ellul, technique represented an entire way of life characterized by life fragmented so that efficiency ultimately rules over all ethical decisions. Ellul warned that technique was having drastic effects on all aspects of modern life. Many Green Anarchists have cited Ellul's work on technique as influential on their thought.
A brief piece that looks at the "secret arms race" that plays out in the film and the resultant future-inspired weapons and vehicles that appear in the movie.
Video art, Stefaan Decostere
Learn about the Viet Cong cross bow a simple and elegant solution to getting game and defending yourself. Learn how to "tiller" a functional bow and make arrows. See how to make and use an atlatl. Learn the skills and techniques of the sling, the throwing stick and a bunch more! Learn some basic hide tanning techniques and more information on the Lithic arts… Pressure flaking.
This is the story of one simple invention, the vibrator, and its relationship to one complex human behavior, the female orgasm.
Join David Hatcher Childress (Ancient Aliens the Series) as he heads down the Pan American Highway from Lima to Ica and Nazca, uncovering proof of high technology in the ancient past.
The U.S. Government has a new ground-based "Star Wars" weapon which is being tested in the remote bush country of Alaska. This new system manipulates the environment in a way which can: * Disrupt human mental processes. * Jam all global communications systems. * Change weather patterns over large areas. * Interfere with wildlife migration patterns. * Negatively affect your health. * Unnaturally impact the Earth's upper atmosphere. The U.S. military calls its zapper HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program). But this sky buster is not about the Northern Lights. The device will turn on lights never intended to be artificially manipulated.
Join teen hosts Paula, Andrew and Pemma in three off-the-wall SciQ episoes, where science is fun and always an adventure! Underwater - Can humans live underwater? things get fishy as our hosts explore the possibilities. no sunscreen necessary! Snow - It's a wacky winter wonderland. But which is more fun...snow or ice? Our high-energy hosts warm up the wintry weather as they explore the debate. Flight - Move over, Wright Brothers! The trio overcomes gravity as they explore alternative flight with flying lawnmowers, race cars, witches, pigs, snakes and squirrels.
Join David Hatcher Childress in Northern Mexico and the American Southwest, uncovering proof of high technology in the ancient past. Going to ancient cities, pyramids and megalithic sites, David Hatcher Childress (Ancient Aliens the Series) and friends examine evidence of mind-blowing ancient technology! David and his team check out the ancient cities around the Grand Canyon and the alleged Egyptian catacombs, investigate the ancient concrete canals in central Arizona and continue to the megaliths of the ancient Toltec capital, Tula, and the pyramids at Teotihuacan and end up inside the Great Pyramid of Cholula. Extra features. Closed Captioned for the Hearing Impaired.
Documentary - A fascinating look into an obscure institution, this documentary visits the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City, Calif. Comprising a collection of exhibits, dioramas and curios -- most of which seemingly have nothing to do with the Jurassic period or technology -- the museum offers an intellectual trip down the rabbit hole. The film includes interviews with founder and curator David Wilson and an extensive tour of the museum's oddities. -
Technology, love it or hate it, its effects are shaping our lives and our futures.
Dateline is an Australian television current affairs program broadcast on SBS One. Since its debut at 8:00 pm on Friday 19 October 1984, it has focused largely on international events, often in developing or warring nations. Since 2000, Dateline reporters have travelled by themselves without a camera crew or sound engineers. It remains the longest-running international current affairs program in Australia.