Video piece number 29. Made in 2012 instead of doing the housework in Inverness. For non commercial purposes only.
The two major influences on me when i wrote this, were HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey and the fact that I used to love Siri and now i hate Siri. Siri, as fellow Scottish iPhone 4S users know, doesn't really have the knack for recognising the Scottish accent. (for example...saying "Phone Claire", gets the response "The weather is not clear today.") At first, i ignored these issues because i was blinkered and blinded by the iPhones outright coolness but 3 months later, i find myself never using the Siri function unless i want a laugh (try swearing at it. it's funny!)
After completing the film, i was informed of an episode of The Big Bang Theory that covers similar ground to my film. I'm pretty gutted about it as i detest that program but, well...screw it. I'm sure mine's better.
KUBRICK REFERENCE: Allan is watching Full Metal Jacket whilst eating his breakfast. And Siri is a wee bit HAL-esque