DocLab: Uncharted Rituals

    Robots and computers are acting more and more like people. They’re driving around in cars, hooking us up with new lovers and talking to us out of the blue. But is the opposite also true—are people acting more and more like robots? 

    The computers may think so: addicted to our phones, caught in virtual filter bubbles and dependent on just a handful of tech companies, people are acting more and more predictably. The breakthrough of artificial intelligence and immersive media doesn’t just pose the question what technology does to us, but also what we do with this technology. 

    That’s why in 2017, DocLab, IDFA’s platform for interactive media art, investigated the ritual dance between man and technology. The DocLab: Uncharted Rituals program offered all sorts of new stories and experiences, challenging how we interact with technology and the world around us—in theaters, on your phone and in the street.

    Made possible by The Netherlands Film Fund, Mondriaan Fund, Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond and Diversion.

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