Set in the near future, our film the Intersection journeys from a violent present to a cooperative future. Telling stories of active hope from those who have fought to reimagine extractive technology, to serve community, support nature, and value planetary relationships.
This film and accompanying foresight, research and speculative design project is commissioned by Eshanthi Ranasinghe, Julia Solano and Nicole Allred, Exploration & Future Sensing, Omidyar Network, and is conceived and produced by Superflux 2021.
We were invited by Omidyar Network to provoke imagination about futures evolved collectively from reckoning our relationship with technology. Together, how could we build the infrastructure, protocols, norms, social structures, and policies for a technology ecosystem that can empower all? As always, we adopted a multi-pronged approach to researching the themes posed by the brief, from wide-spanning foresight and ethnographic research, speculation, worldbuilding and storytelling.
the Intersection situated within a possible hopeful future, several years after growing inequality and the splintering of reality reached a critical mass. Influenced by Ken Burns’s documentary ‘The Dust Bowl’, it features a diverse series of protagonists individually recounting their personal past experiences and their place in the emergence of the future they now live in — both the chaos and the hope that surfaced afterwards. Certain events and aspects of the larger world overlap, and are witnessed and described through more than one of our protagonists' lenses, helping to build a rich, interconnected world and history. As we reach the final act of the film, more is revealed about the isolated individuals and where they are now, in the present, and how their journeys have changed - together.Read more
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