• Pietro Gagliano
  • Canada
  • 2020
  • 10 min
  • Digital, Immersive
  • Dutch Premiere
  • do not touch, IDFA DocLab Spotlight

According to futurologists, the time of singularity is approaching: our technology will surpass us, our machines will become smarter than their makers, and they will take over the earth. The development of artificial intelligence is producing an evolution that will lead to a post-human world. But until that happens, we are still in charge of the technology, and we can control and manipulate it.

What that means becomes clear in Agence. In this interactive VR game, you are invited to play God in a universe populated by rudimentary robots. Hopping from planet to planet, you can either improve their living environment, so they increasingly help and understand one another, or disrupt it and plunge them into conflict. You can also wipe them out in one stroke, ending the development of intelligent life on a planet altogether. The story of evolution is never the same twice.

This project is a virtual reality experience.


  • 10 min
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Subtitles in: English
Pietro Gagliano
Casey Blustein for Transitional Forms , David Oppenheim for National Film Board of Canada
Key collaborator
Erin Ray, Nicholas Counter, Dante Camarena, Alexander Bakogeorge
Executive producer
Pietro Gagliano for Transitional Forms , Anita Lee for National Film Board of Canada
Anuj Patel

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Dutch Premiere
do not touch
IDFA DocLab Spotlight

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