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  • Wired
  • 2019
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The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop

Spreading of harmful content through Youtube’s AI recommendation engine algorithm. AI helps create filter bubbles and echo chambers. Limited user agency to be exposed to certain content.

  • Wired
  • 2019
  • 7 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2013
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Digital Performers and the Gift of Choice

In this film, actress Robin Wright plays a fictionalized version of herself as an actress whose popularity is declining. Her agent Al exposes her to deep fake technology which creates a virtual version of an actor to play a role in any number of scenarios or films. These “actors” are 3D holographs with AI that have been trained to replicate the real person which they imitate. However, Robin is disconcerted with the lack of agency that she would have in deciding how her image and identity appeared in these movies.

  • Kinolab
  • 2013
  • 2 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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Social Networks and Societal Norms

Allison’s unhealthy eating habits are reinforced with comments she receives online to the point where she refuses to eat with her family and follows online advice on how to resist hunger. The technology in this clip is the online forum which has the goal of perpetuating and starting unhealthy eating habits.

  • Kinolab
  • 2014
  • 14 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2014
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Interaction Records and Privacy from Parents

Brandy and Tim are two teens who attempt to live normal lives through interacting with their peers through social media platforms. For Brandy, this means using a secret Tumblr account to express herself, since her mother has passwords to all her other accounts and is able to constantly collect data from her daughter’s devices. Tim finds similar comfort in chatting with anonymous friends in an online game chat room. Tim and Brandy’s developing relationship is threatened once both of their parents overstep and violate their children’s privacy and trust.

  • Kinolab
  • 2014
  • 7 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2017
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Thought Experiment in Technological Environmentalism

Downsizing, the procedure which shrinks people down to only a few inches, is invented to combat environmental harm by producing less waste.

  • Kinolab
  • 2017
  • 8 min
  • Kinolab
  • 1997
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Technology Versus Religious Fanaticism

Dr. Ellie Arroway is a scientist who has been chosen to make contact with the first confirmed extraterrestrial life. However, as contact with the start system Vega advances, religious fanatics and other extremist groups prepare for the moment of interaction. This moment in the film juxtaposes how Ellie, an atheist scientist, only looks forward to the scientific progress toward extraterrestrial contact while others, including the religious extremists, fear it. In general, this clip explores how technology can have diverse social impact and the hysteria that it can foster as it shatters preconceived notions. Later, one such religious terrorist sabotages the transport of Dr. Drumlin in the new machine through a suicide bombing, killing them both.

  • Kinolab
  • 1997
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