Hyper-Reality: Workshopping Distopia
A screening and 'evil workshop' about the future, based around Keiichi Matsuda's award-winning short film Hyper-Reality. (http://vimeo.com/166807261). As technology becomes an ever more important part of our lives and culture, it is creating many new opportunities for exploitation, oppression and manipulation. Keiichi invites you to unleash your talents in this kaleidoscopic mixed-reality world, to develop ideas for evil products and services and marketing techniques that you don't want to exist, but probably will. As we explore the dark underbelly of the future, we might learn a few home truths about where we're heading, and possibly even some ways to stop it. Good ideas will be shamelessly stolen and used in the next film.