Google And The World Brain
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2Sun, Sep 29, 2013 1:45 PM Event Date Passed
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2Fri, Oct 4, 2013 7:15 PM Event Date Passed
Downer TheatreWed, Oct 9, 2013 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Section:Documentary Festival Favorites (Presented by Christine Symchych and Jim McNulty)
Runtime:89 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:Spain/United Kingdom
Original Language:English/Mandarin/French/Japanese/German/Catalan/Spanish
Subtitles:English/Mandarin/French/Japanese/German/Catalan/Spanish with English subtitles
Community Partners:Lightburn
Byte Studios
Safe Harbor Computers
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ben Lewis
Cast:Jaron Lanier
Kevin Kelly
Evgeny Morozov
Amit Singhal
Shojiro Akashi
Executive Producer:Carles Brugueras
Producer:Bettina Walter
Cinematographer:Frank-Peter Lehmann
Editor:Simon Barker
A speculative documentary for those interested in the future of our civilization, "Google and the World Brain" looks at what initially appears to be an altruistic undertaking from the Internet behemoth: utilizing their high-tech scanners to upload all of the world’s books to an online compendium (the "world brain" of the title is a notion first proposed by H.G. Wells). But should any single entity be entrusted with overseeing complete world knowledge? Issues both logical (copyright, privacy) and unforeseen (translation bias leading to original texts disappearing) coalesce into one mind-altering examination of science fiction on the cusp of becoming science fact.