Scenes from Internet Rising
Released on 11.29.11, http://internetRISING.net is a digi-documentary investigating the evolving relationships between the Internet and collective consciousness of humanity. Towards what visionary future is the internet taking us? Is the internet emerging as a transformational vehicle raising humanity from physical to virtual realm and then towards a spiritual dimension of mutual understanding and harmonious balance? As the net begins to show that its systems and networks are more and more just mere reflections of structures in nature (from brain neurons passing light to star galaxies) what is it revealing to the whole of humanity about our return to the much forgotten and dismissed nature... as forces of transparency and responsibility and "self-actualization and expression as observed by the whole collective" start to merge? The film provokes many questions about ancient and modern paradoxes of life, its pleasures and pains... and the gray area illusionary contrasts in between the bipolar struggles for control and freedom --- but most of all it is meant to be an inspiring conversation starter for a dialogue about the designing of humanity's future potential state modeled by the integral reality of nature.
*Read Michael Garfield's visionary piece about the movie: http://RealitySandwich.com/internet_rising
*Full feature 53minute film can be watched online from various video sites or be downloaded for DVD from archive.org
*Semantic facts about the film, its profound participants and topics/themes are on freebase.com wiki.
Licensed with "copyleft", under Creative Commons (non commercial, no derivatives) the film is "free/libre" to be copied, burned, embedded, shared and distributed like any positive virus.
Read more about the film's first debuted screenings at San Francisco's Creators Project fest (Intel+VICE Magazine partnership): http://internetRising.net/creators
*Anyone interested in screening the film and inviting the filmmakers or film's participants for a physical or virtual ("over skype") Q&A / panel, please email contact@internetRising.net
*Follow Internet Rising on twitter: @internetRisingTweet