A brief look at texting and the internet in film

5 minutes

Why is our digital world so difficult to depict on our digital screens?

The emergence of text-based conversations over the past decade has given filmmakers an interesting new problem to solve: how do you convey the information in these messages without boring viewers, or creating a finished product that’s sure to look clunky or outdated in the very near future? Tracing the evolution of text messages in television and movies, the American filmmaker Tony Zhou’s video essay A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film examines how filmmakers are experimenting with portraying lives increasingly lived in digital spaces.

Director: Tony Zhou

Website: Every Frame a Painting

Video/Subcultures

Deep faith and rough rides – life at an evangelical rodeo Bible camp

23 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Values & Beliefs

Why we need to move empathy from personal emotion to collective moral concern

5 minutes

Video/Mathematics

Getting down with squares – the dance styles of geometry

6 minutes

Essay/Stories & Literature

The truth about tarot

Whether divining ancient wisdoms or elevating the art of cold reading, tarot is a form of therapy, much like psychoanalysis

James McConnachie

ORIGINAL
Video/Film & Television

Why do we crave the awful futures of apocalyptic fiction?

5 minutes

Idea/Cultures & Languages

Stuck on one idea of truth or beauty? Rhizomes can help

Nicholas Tampio

Essay/Stories & Literature

Sands of time

The North Sea is rich in signs of what made the modern world. It's also a monument to what awaits us in the Anthropocene

David Farrier

Idea/Rituals & Celebrations

How to get your kicks in the hermit kingdom of North Korea

Laya Maheshwari

Video/Cultures & Languages

From accents to ‘sleep signing’ – the psychology and the politics of sign language

4 minutes