BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober
International documentary

Google and the World Brain

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Google and the World Brain
USA / 2013 / 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Ingen
CAST:
Robert Darnton, Lewis Hyde, Kevin Kelly
DIRECTOR:
Ben Lewis
WRITER:
Ben Lewis
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Frank Lehmann
PRODUCER:
Bettina Walter
Big brother is… enlightening you?

In 1937, the british novelist H. G. Wells shared his thoughts about the future, and invented the term world brain. He described this as an index that would be able to store all the knowledge in the world, made accessible to everybody. 65 years later, Google set out to turn Wells' vision into reality, but met some serious obstacles along the way. GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN takes a closer look at Google's overly ambitious 2002 project, and examines the ethical grey areas of the uses of the Internet.

 

Ben Lewis

BEN LEWIS is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker who has made several documentaries for both film and television. He is known for such movies as THE GREAT CONTEMPORARY ART BUBBLE (2009) and POOR US: AN ANIMATED HISTORY OF POVERTY (2012).