Voyagers

15 minutes

Embark on an interstellar, operatic adventure with the Voyager spacecrafts

The Voyager spacecrafts were launched by the United States in 1977 to explore our Solar System’s gas giants – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – and then interstellar space, where they’re still gathering valuable information. In addition to their mission of exploration, they’re also on a mission of communication: each craft is equipped with a ‘golden record’ featuring sounds and images of life on Earth, and information about our place in the cosmos, intended as a message to any extraterrestrial beings that might find them. Combining animation, archival photographs, videos, images, sounds and a sweeping, operatic score, Santiago Menghini’s short film Voyagers is a stunning tribute to one of humanity’s most ambitious – and idealistic – projects.

Director: Santiago Menghini

Website: Nemesis Films

Video/Digital Culture

A transfixing audiovisual dive into varieties of emergence

4 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Ethics

If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals

6 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

A Herculean fish and the fight against a $6 billion mega-dam project in Alaska

25 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

‘Space junk’ is a calamity in the making and a threat to anyone venturing off Earth

11 minutes

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Future of Technology

How the dearly departed could come back to life – digitally

Muhammad A Ahmad

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Essay/Future of Technology

Crimes of the future

Predictive policing uses algorithms to analyse data and cut crime. But does it really work, and should it be trusted?

Sidney Perkowitz

Video/Making

Trapped, boiled, devoured: how to eat well in the wild

7 minutes

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Internet & Communication

Only governments can safeguard the openness of the internet

Rufus Pollock

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Essay/History of Technology

Buck to the future

He’s a forgotten hippie idol, a sage of 1960s counterculture. What can we learn from Bucky Fuller’s faith in technology?

Samanth Subramanian