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Join the East End Film Festival at Digital Shoreditch for a cinematic exploration of identity in the digital age. Technology, the virtual realm, gaming, social media and their role as the new building blocks of the self will be unpicked in an evening of cinema, clips and cuts traversing this brave new world, including:
A selection of four short films exploring online identity:
"Guy 101" - A man hears a story about a hitchhiker from the other side of the Internet in this BAFTA winning short. http://www.movieola.ca/video_str...
"Avatar Days" - A documentary portrait of four online gamers in Dublin whose daily lives contrast with their virtual identities. The film uses 3D and Motion Capture animation to insert the players’ in-game characters in place of their real selves against the backdrop of the banal urban landscape which they inhabit. http://vimeo.com/12018667
"Internet Story" - A strange, fast-paced film told through fragments of internet videos, animations, blogs and news articles. A series of shocking events unfolds when a young man creates a public treasure hunt for his own amusement and a video blogger decides to pursue the riddles across country. http://vimeo.com/13780892
"A Life on Facebook" - A man's life story life told through his Facebook page. http://vimeo.com/17116254
Live feed from New York – 15 mins - Introduction from director Ondi Timoner
Feature screening - "We Live in Public" - 90 mins - WE LIVE IN PUBLIC reveals the effect the web is having on our society, as seen through the eyes of “the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard of”, artist, futurist and visionary Josh Harris.
21st May to 1st June 2012