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Stare Into The Lights My Pretties

An independent not-for-profit documentary.

Written and Directed by

Jordan Brown

Additional Footage

Em Styles  Katerina Vittozzi  Eric De Lavarène
Isabelle Delannoy  Brian Frank  Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Ivan Cash  Yordan Zhechev  Ron Fricke  Jean Counet
Monika Fleishmann  Raymond Delacruz  Rob Featherstone
Michael Mcsweeney  Juan Falgueras  Trevor Hedge
David Kleijwegt  Godfrey Reggio  Naomi Ture
Siddharth Hirwani  Melly Lee  Refik Anadol
Marc Homs  Schnellebuntebilder  Kyle Littlejohn
Tobias Gremmler  Marina Wanderlust  Kristopher Lee
Brandon Johnson  Nicolas Fevrier  Judd Frazier
Ben Stevens  David Fedele  Frank Wiering  Chris Zobl
Rob Mcbride  Vido Yuandao  Justine Ezarik
David Machado Santos  Vasco Sotomaior  Wolfgang Strauss
Kornhaber Brown  Matthew Epler  James Kwan
China Techy, BigThink, Gigaom, Inc. Magazine, The Guardian
TED, TEDx, BBC, ABC, CNN, Indymedia
 
Content creators and/or participants may or may not agree with the views expressed in this film, and all credit where credit is due is made out to respective creators for unknown or unattributed creators whose work appears in this work.

Music and Sounds

Ba Ba – Sigur Rós
The Erase Tapes – Jore
Work It! – The Cinematic Orchestra
Lonely – Jore
B1 – Ólafur Arnalds
The Sound of Feeding – Jore
Fingers Glued to The Screen which are Glued
 to The Eyes which are Glued to The Screen – Jore
You don’t have me – Jore
Sleeping in the fluff of The Cloud
 (Virtual Reality is a toxic mimic of Physical Reality) – Jore
Crumbly Cake and Eat It Too – Jore
Ketto – Bonobo
Initiation – Soundsource
Sudden Throw – Ólafur Arnalds
Looking for Sticks and Leaves in Autumn with Father – Bzaurie
Springtime Epigram Theme – Clark
Reeling Through the Datasets at High Speed – Jore
Planted – Rollmottle
Prima che mi Perda – Ma Spaventi
Old Thought – Nils Frahm
Untitled – Seame Campbell

Excerpts, References and/or Citations

The Dream Machine (1992) Nancy Linde
The World According to Google (2006) IJsbrand van Veelen
Instafame (2014) Ezra Ewen, Joey Camire, Michael Olson
We Live In Public (2009) Ondi Timoner
Escape from Suburbia (2007) Gregory Greene
Taken for a Ride (1996) Jim Klein
All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace (2011) Adam Curtis
Susan Greenfield, 7:30 Report (2009) ABC Television
Neuroplasticity (2012) Sentis
How To Remember Everything (2016) Richard Macer, ITV
Steal This Film (2006) Jamie King & Luca Lucarini
I Forgot My Phone (2013) Charlene deGuzman & Miles Crawford
Digital Nation (2010) Rachel Dretzin & Douglas Rushkoff
Facebook: Cracking The Code (2017) Peter Greste
The Tax Free Tour (2013) Marije Meerman
The Century of The Self (2002) Adam Curtis
How Narcissists Took Over the World (2016) Gavin Haynes
The Virtual Revolution (2010) Aleks Krotoski, Molly Milton & Philip Smith
What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains (2013) Kole Ross
Big Brother, Big Business (2006) David Faber
The Corporation (2003) Jennifer Abbott, Joel Bakan & Mark Achbar
Multi-Tasking is Bad for Your Brain (2010) Chris Albrecht
What Makes You Click (2016) Martijn Kieft, William de Bruijn
Who Pays The Price (2014) Heather White
Apple’s Broken Promises (2014) Richard Bilton
Generation Like (2014) Frank Koughan, Douglas Rushkoff
The Program (2012) Laura Poitras
Suspect Nation (2006) Neil Ferguson & Henry Porter
Surveillance Camera Man Series Surveillance Camera Man
The United States of Secrets (2014) Michael Kirk & Mike Wiser
Digital Amnesia (2014) Bregtje van der Haak
DSKNECTD: Is Technology Changing Us? (2013) Dominic White
Breaking The Spell (1999) Tim Lewis & Tim Ream
InRealLife (2013) Beeban Kidron
Requiem for the American Dream (2015) Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks & Jared Scott
Rwanda: Out of the Darkness (1998) Claude Adams & Patricia Chew
Citizenfour (2014) Laura Poitras
Zero Days (2016) Alex Gibney
Google and the World Brain (2013) Ben Lewis
Truth in Numbers? (2010) Nic Hill & Scott Glosserman
Panopticon (2012) Peter Vlemmix
The Trap (2007) Adam Curtis
Manufacturing Consent (1992) Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick
Spying on the Home Front (2007) Hedrick Smith & Rick Young
For Your Eyes Only? (2007) Kathi Black
Cypherpunks (2012) Julian Assange
Subconcious War (2011) Quincy Davis
The Electronic Storyteller (1997) George Gerbner & Sut Jhally
Consuming Kids (2008) Adriana Barbaro & Jeremy Earp
The Persuaders (2003) Barak Goodman, Douglas Rushkoff & Rachel Dretzin
Merchants of Cool (2001) Douglas Rushkoff & Rachel Dretzin
The Real Mobile Phone War (2001) Juliana Ruhfus
Blood In The Mobile (2010) Frank Poulsen
Blood Coltan (2007) Patrick Forestier
The Future of The Brain (2010) Susan Greenfield
The Intelligence Revolution (2007) Michio Kaku
Transcendent Man (2009) Barry Ptolemy & Felicia Ptolemy
The Truth According to Wikipedia (2008) IJsbrand van Veelen
The Cyborg Experiments (2010) Kevin Warwick
Nanotechnology, Nanotopia (1995) Steve Davis
Technocalyps (2006) Frank Theys
Attack of The Drones (2012) Fred Sengers & Vincent Verweij
Robot Wars (2012) Aaron Lewis
Rise of The Machines (2012) Mark Corcoran
The Secret Robot War (2012) Josh Rushing
Erasing David (2009) Ashley Jones, Melinda McDougall & David Bond
Nerds 2.0.1 — A Brief History of The Internet (1998) Robert Cringely
Surviving Progress (2011) Harold Crooks & Mathieu Roy
Persons of Interest (2013) Haydn Keenan
Triumph of The Nerds (1996) Robert Cringely
Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (1997) Johan Grimonprez
Counter-Intelligence (2013) Scott Noble
Breaking The Spell (1999) Tim Lewis, Tim Ream
Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003) Robert Kane Pappas, Tom Blackburn

Graphics/visuals by

Deb Roy
Kornhaber Brown
Kim Albrecht
Mery Spencer
Walter Rafelsberger
Jordan Brown

Additional Camera

Masao Tamaoki
James Tomalin

Thanks to

A very heartfelt thank you to Kyle Magee, Stuart Brown, Katina Michael, M.G. Michael, Debra Protaseiwicz, Nathalie Crawford, Aleisha Manion, Claire Hilton, Christopher Brown, Matthew Brown, Rachel Williams, Liz Shield, Oliver Grabinski, Matilda Stevens, Rachel Clutterbuck, Matthew Storen, Steve Fraser, Andrew Protaseiwicz, Antonietta Melideo, Eric Crouch, Deanne Love, Masao Tamaoki, Lelia Green, Aleks Krotoski, Susan Greenfield, Eli Pariser, Sherry Turkle, Andrew Keen, Nicholas Carr, Roger Clarke, Derrick Jensen, Jerry Mander, Bruce Schneier, Lierre Kieth, Clifford Nass, Douglas Rushkoff, Evgeny Morozov, Jon Ronson, Lewis Mumford, Nafeez Ahmed, Angela Daly, Mikko Hypponen and Rebecca MacKinnon.