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Technology documentaries

The Making of 'Jurassic Park'

TechnologyArt Presenter James Earl Jones 1995 Unrated

The Making of 'Jurassic Park': In this documentary, we take a look at how the 1993 film “Jurassic Park” was made in the three stages of movie making, pre-production, production and post-production.   A significant amount of time is spent looking at how Go-motion was re[...]

Surviving Progress

SocietyTechnology Presenter Mathieu Ro 2011 Unrated

In the 2011 documentary Surviving Progress by Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks, theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

Slaughterbots

Slaughterbots, a short documentary film made by Stewart Sugg in response to growing concerns about autonomous weapons, a coalition of AI researchers and advocacy organizations commissioned this disturbing dystopian film.

Red Light

Red Light, a new 2018 documentary series presented by American journalist Sarah Rashford for Vice.   The show examines how new laws surrounding sex work in the United States have impacted the lives of those in the industry. FOSTA-SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act) prohibits many wa[...]

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin

TechnologyHistory Presenter Daniel Mross 2014 Unrated

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin, a documentary examining the history of Bitcoin and its tremendous impact on society.   The film tells the story of Bitcoin through the eyes of Daniel Mross, a 35-year-old programmer from Pittsburgh. In 2011 he became obsessed with the cryptocurrency and today[...]

Addicted to Sexting

Addicted to Sexting, a 2015 documentary by American filmmaker Joseph Tosconi exploring the relatively new social phenomenon of "sexting".   Apparently millions of people around the world "sext", so to explore how people are affected by it this documentary was created.[...]

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

American filmmaker Alex Gibney explores the personal life of Steve Jobs in this 2015 documentary "The Man in the Machine".   Jobs is easily one of the most important people in the history of computing, for the products he helped develop were ergonomic and desirable as well as be[...]

'State of Surveillance' with Edward Snowden and Shane Smith

Technology Presenter Shane Smith 2016 Unrated

"State of Surveillance", a landmark Vice documentary hosted by Shane Smith about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.   Smith travels to Moscow where Snowden is living to interview the man who revealed hard evidence of a huge program of mass surveillance for the first time. The dig[...]

The Toilet - An Unspoken History

SocietyTechnology Presenter Ifor Ap Glyn 2012 Unrated

When someone submitted this from Youtube, my first reaction was "you've got to be kidding me", never-the-less this seems to be a well researched and educating documentary on the history of the toilet.   In The Toilet - An Unspoken History Welsh poet Ifor Ap Glyn takes u[...]

Atari: Game Over

GamingTechnology Presenter Zak Penn 2014 Unrated

Atari: Game Over, a 2014 gaming documentary by American screenwriter Zak Penn about the North American video game crash of 1983.   In the film, a crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s[...]

Silicon Cowboys

HistoryTechnology Presenter Jason Cohen 2016 Unrated

Silicon Cowboys, a 2016 technology documentary following the extraordinary story of three friends who dreamt up the idea of the portable computer in the early 1980's.   In an age of the iPhone looking back to early days of modern computing is like looking into the stone age. But you c[...]

Pixel Pioneers: A Brief History of Graphics

TechnologyGaming Presenter Stuart Brown 2014 Unrated

Pixel Pioneers: A Brief History of Graphics: This short documentary by Stuart Brown examines the history of graphics in gaming. Starting from the early days of gaming back in the 1970's, when it was the best thing since sliced bread to be able to move a dot across the screen, right-up-until 2014[...]

Sex Robots and Us

In the 2018 "Sex Robots and Us" documentary cyborg James Young investigates what lies in the future for sexbots; will we live in a future like the TV series "Westworld" or something else?   To find out James travels across the world to meet with pioneers of this new te[...]

Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World

Microsoft is one of the most insanely successful companies ever and at the heart of it was Bill Gates. In this 2008 documentary British journalist and broadcaster Fiona Bruce is given rare and exclusive access to the software guru and business magnate as he prepares to step down as CEO of the compan[...]

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