The Electronic Afterlife

We are part of a world that lives for The Next Big Thing. So what happens when our Next Big Things get a bit old, dirty or broken? We throw them out, or recycle them, for others to deal with. In this video, filmmaker Alex Gorosh follows his electronic junk and sees the real costs of sating our desires.

Learn more about the people who handle our e-waste here.

How The Technology We Own Ends Up Owning Us

Calling Tyler Durden: no, this isn’t “Fight Club”. It’s an animated short film that explores our problematic relationship with technology, and how all of the laudable advances we have made might come back to bite us one day.

DIY X-Men Pyro Flamethrowers, Anyone?

If you didn’t understand the latest X-Men series, you’re not alone. And surprisingly, what might actually be easier to comprehend is how to make a flamethrower a la cinema’s most-beloved mutants.

“Instafame”, A Documentary On Teens’ Obsession With Social Media

From Sylvain Labs: “Instafame is an exploration of a teenager’s relationship with fame through the lens of instagram. The documentary centers around Shawn Megira, a teenager from Long Island who had 81K instagram followers, and asks questions related to the nature of fame and why so many young people see it as the ultimate measure of success.”

For more critiques of our relationships with social media, check out this video on addiction, what Instagram would look like if it were invented in the 80s and how social media is ruining our lives.

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