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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Cinematic views of software, high-tech, and philosophy

Expanding on a list of key documentary and cinematic views of working in software and high-tech industry (informed by Codemate's post).

Being in the World (2010)
A surprisingly beautiful presentation of the philosophy of human experience, how we apprehend ourselves, others, space, time, action, activity. The film's director and speakers attempt to convey a foundational understanding of our place in the world, our embodied existence. What is true about my being a person, how are we beings, how do I manifest, what it is to be or to exist in the world, how do we encounter and act in the world? Directed by Tao Ruspoli, interviews with the philosophers Hubert Dreyfus, Sean Kelly and many others.

Wittgenstein: A Wonderful Life (1989)
From VHS. A BBC 'Horizon' film about the remarkable life of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Directed by Christopher Sykes.
Code: Debugging the Gender Gap
Documentary dealing with gender imbalance in the tech industry

Triumph of Nerds 1-3
by Robert X Cringely

Something Ventured
by Dan Geller

id software history
by machinima.com

Pirates of Silicon Valley
by Noah Wyle

Revolution OS
by Linus Torvalds

Coding Culture
by Gautam Sonti

Aardvark'd: 12 weeks with Geeks
by Lerone D. Wilson

Indie Game: The Movie
by Merge Games
After watching you will be inspired to play or re-play some of the most influential indie and commercial computer games of the last decades referenced in the film: ICO, Limbo, Zelda (all platforms, all versions), World of Goo, Portal, Slender, etc.

The Social Network
by David Fincher

Designing Interactions
by Bill Moogridge

The Pixar Story
by Leslie Iwerks

Connecting: a documentary about UX and ID
by Basset and Partners

The Design Makers - Inside Ford Design
by the Ford Design Center

Helvetica
by Gary Hustwit

Objectified
by Gary Hustwit

Crocodile in the Yangtze (2012)
by Porter Erisman