PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting "creativity". The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites-- they just have to convince a judge that the site is "dedicated to copyright infringement."
The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that's for a fix that won't work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.
This is an audio-reactive algorithmic visual art piece that uses the concept of charged particles and flocking to simulate a organism that is alive and composed of micro-organisms. The movement is rather pleasing thus I decided to exhibit the algorithm in a rather catchy video art fashion. Enjoy.
Directed by Ubik
Concept & Visualization: Ubik & John Paul Harney
Technical Director: John Paul Harney
Producer: Josephine Gallagher
Executive Producer: Daniel O'Rourke
Production Assistant: Kelly Ford
Animation: John Paul Harney & Ubik
Directory of Photography: Simon Paul
Camera Assistants: Geoff Robbins & Sky Sharrock
Stills Photography: Robin Brigham & Paul Allen
Colorist: Ben Rogers at Glassworks
Technical Support: Luke Allen
Sound Track: "A Drifting Up" by Jon Hopkins from the album "Insides"
Courtesy of Double Six Records & Domino Records
Publisher Serena Benedict at Just Music
Shot on Fuji Film
With thanks to Amanda Ryan & Hector Macleod
Andrea Barlow at Towergate
Willy and Tony at Carmel College
This film was created as part of the F5 RE:PLAY Film Festival: f5fest.com