"The History Of Tech Noir Films - Or, How We Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Our Existential Paranoia," by Kevin Welch
Film Noir is one of the foundational genres of cinema, an exploration of our fears and paranoia about the rotten underbelly of our modern society. Tech Noir films marry this paranoia and fear to the genre of science fiction, allowing existential worries to reach their terrifying conclusion. How does one live a meaningful life in a world where people, things and memories may not be real?
Kevin Welch is the president of EFF-Austin, an Austin-based digital civil liberties organization that is a proud member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Electronic Frontier Alliance.