Participants in the Pandemic 1.0 experience at this year's Sundance Film Festival are on the lookout for these exclusive game phones. Fifty of them will be unleashed into the wild during the course of a 120 hour fight against a mysterious sleep virus. Turnstyle's Noah Nelson walks you through the unbagging of this artifact from an alternate reality.
Created in collaboration with Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas and Kamal Sinclair.
Question Bridge: Black Males represents and redefines Black male identity in America through a question and answer exchange between various members of the Black American male population. The medium for this exchange is video and the internet. This project expands on common notions of Black masculinity, while simultaneously facilitating an exchange between Black males who normally would not be able to talk to one another in such a candid manner. Question Bridge: Black Males also examines the idea that there is as much diversity within a demographic as outside of it. By starting with Black males, a group that has extreme perceptions associated with them in popular culture, we hope these concepts and others will also be applied to a variety of ethnic groups and sub demographics. Subjects for Question Bridge include Black men of all ages and social standings, from all parts of the country.
Director Lance Weiler’s storytelling project Pandemic 1.0 is part-film, part-interactive game, part-sociological experiment, and was one of the most talked-about experiences at Sundance 2011’s New Frontier program. In this video, we learn about how this sprawling work tries to update ideas of interactivity and collaboration for the technological 21st century.
Produced by Noah Nelson and Kai Hsing. Shot and edited by Kai Hsing.