The Singularity is Here, Watch Futuristically-Freaky Short Feature #PostModem (NSFW)

The Singularity is Here, Watch Futuristically-Freaky Short Feature #PostModem (NSFW)

The digital age is upon us, and it's not going anywhere. Humanity has either been freed by its own intelligent design or reduced to full-time screen watchers, depending on how you choose to look at it. Even now, you're on your computer or smart mobile device, and chances are, you're not logging off anytime soon.

Where is this all going? It's hard to say, but it's fairly certain humans and technology will only continue to grow closer.

The famous futurist and engineer Ray Kurzweil calls the inevitable merge of humanity and technology "the Singularity," and it is this strange and somewhat frightening moment in our near future so humorously and abstractly explored in this approximate 15-minute short written and directed by Miami's Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva.

See Also: Borscht Film Festival's #PostModem Accepted to Sundance

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#PostModem, as described by Leyva, is "A comedic satirical sci-fi pop-musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists. It's the story of two Miami girls and how they deal with the technological singularity, as told through as series of cinematic tweets."

Made possible in part by a grant from the Borscht corporation, the film premiered at the Borscht film festival and went on to show at Sundance, SXSW, NYFF, Rotterdam, New Zealand, Winterthur, AFI, and the Filmmaker Magazine Retrospective at MoMA.

#PostModem from Mayer\Leyva on Vimeo.

Based on the visual art of Jillian Mayer, local art and future enthusiasts got the chance to participate in a number of environments depicted in the short last May. But don't fret if you missed it. Much like our existence, the adventure continues in digital form. You can watch #PostModem in its entirety right now for free.

See Also: "Precipice/PostModem": A Virtual Art Playground at Locust Projects

But wait, there's more. If you think you've got what it takes to write, direct, and edit your own compelling short feature, the Borscht wants to hear about it. They're now accepting applications for this year's commission grant, and you can apply via borschtcorp.com. Do it now, before the computers take our souls.

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