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2013.03.28 Thu - 2013.03.28 Thu
Opening Exhibition
03/28/2013 19:00
Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong
+852 2573 1869
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Connected Screening and Discussion
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Connected Screening and Discussion

Technology has been leaping multiple boundaries at rapid speeds. From the development of the internet, to the evolution of smart-phones, and even to the new emergence of social networks, and online storing technology, our everyday lives have been connected in a way that we may no longer truly understand.

Coming on 28th March, Videotage presents the independent documentary film “Connected”. The film explores how the human connection has evolved following technological development.

The screening will take place in Videotage (Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road), after which it will be followed by a discussion led by Professor Katrien Jacobs. We welcome everyone to join in and be connected!

Date: 28 March 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00-7:30pm: Admission/ 7:30-9:00pm: Screening/ 9:00-9:45pm: Discussion Section
Venue:Videotage(Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong) Free Admission. Limited to 50 person
Please fill in the online form for registration:http://videotage.org.hk/

A. Film Information

Film Title: Connected
Director: Tiffany Shlain
USA / 2011 / 82min / Documentary/
Language in English with Chinese Subtitle
* 2011 Sundance Film Festival
* Disruptive Innovation Award from The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

With wonderful heart and an impressive sense of scale, Tiffany Shlainʼs vibrant and insightful documentary, Connected, explores the visible and invisible connections linking major issues of our time—the environment, consumption, population growth, technology, human rights, the global economy—while searching for her place in the world during a transformative time in her life.

Employing a splendidly imaginative combination of animation and archival footage, plus several surprises, Shlain constructs a chronological tour of Western modernization through the work of her late father, Leonard Shlain, a surgeon and best-selling author of Art and Physics and The Alphabet Versus the Goddess. With humor and irony, the Shlain family life merges with philosophy to create both a personal portrait and a proposal for ways we can move forward as a civilization. Connected illuminates the beauty and tragedy of human endeavor while boldly championing the importance of personal connectedness for understanding and coping with todayʼs global conditions.

Director’s biography:
Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, sheʼs known for her ability to illuminate complex ideas in culture, science, technology, and life through her unique films, dynamic talks, and innovative projects.

B. Speaker Information

Speaker: Katrien Jacobs
Katrien received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Media from the University of Maryland at College Park. She has continued to work as a scholar and media artist who investigates the role of digital networks in peopleʼs experiences with the body, art, and sexuality. She has lectured and published widely about pornography, censorship and media activism in Hong Kong and global media environments.

C. About Videotage:

Videotage is a leading non-profit organization in facilitating, promoting and presenting new media art in Hong Kong. Since 1986, Videotage has developed itself from an umbrella for media artists to a media art and culture network for cross-disciplinary cultural productions and international exchange of ideas and knowledge.