The MOMENT is a story set on the cusp of the Singularity. The story explores 3 narratives in a dystopian future where brain-computer interfaces are both a source of social threat and potential revelation. The film speaks about our present relationships with each other via social media and its facilitation of rise of far right ideologies.
The MOMENT is an interactive film which uses a Brain Computer Interface to collect attention data from the viewer and recombine into a real time narrative. Each time the film is watched the rhythms of the viewers brain data creates a new narrative combination, in total there are 18 billion possible combinations. The MOMENT is the second brain controlled film from Writer Director Richard Ramchurn.
The MOMENT is a reaction to the post truth world. It holds up a mirror and reminds people of their own agency, and responsibility.
Technology is being positioned to merge with us: Google’s director of engineering Ray Kurzweil and Elon Musk have both independently stated that for biological intelligence to stay relevant it must merge with machines. This is the subject of great debate in the media, this experience uses the technology to raise awareness of brain computer interfaces and acts as a provocation to their future uses.
The MOMENT is screened in an intimate Mobile Cinema inside a converted caravan.
6th – 10th Spetember 2018. Linz, Austria
29th and 30th September 2018. Bournemouth, UK
7th – 11th November 2018. York, UK
15th and 16th March 2019. Barcelona, Spain
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Previous screenings include:
World Premier at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
20th and 21st July 2018. Jodrell Bank Conservatory, Cheshire, UK
26th – 29th July 2018. Lowther Deer park, Lake District, UK
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