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April 20, 2014 11:07 PM   Subscribe

#PostModem [SLVimeo,nsfw:nudity] is "a comedic satirical sci-fi pop-musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists. It’s the story of two Miami girls and how they deal with the technological singularity, as told through as series of cinematic tweets."

#PostModem premiered at Sundance Film Festival and 2013 and went on to play SXSW, NYFF, Rotterdam, New Zealand, Winterthur, AFI, and the Filmmaker Magazine Retrospective at MoMA.

Mayer\Leyva is performance artist Jillian Mayer and retired playwright Lucas Leyva. Previously (contains a small clip from this short film)
posted by mysticreferee (12 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was deeply disturbing, almost as bad as the one where you wake up in the afterworld but have to pay for any quality of life, or get numbed with ads for eternity.
posted by MikeWarot at 11:57 PM on April 20


I must be missing the context here totally since I'm unfamiliar with the theories of Ray Kurzweil. I couldn't even tell what they meant by "cinematic tweets." It just seemed like short vignettes to me. Is "cinematic tweet" a new word for "short vignettes?" Can I call sketch comedy "staged Vines" now?
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:31 AM on April 21 [8 favorites]


Also, get off my yard, etc. etc.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:31 AM on April 21 [1 favorite]


This has a very Tim and Eric feel to it.
posted by pony707 at 12:47 AM on April 21


Is this crap on purpose? Because it is crap.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 3:56 AM on April 21 [3 favorites]


I quite liked it. It's a lovely little meditation on what death is like in a world where so much is recorded for posterity.
posted by Kattullus at 5:10 AM on April 21


Cute, semi-clueless, and vaguely embarrassing in a similar way to how Mondo2000 was back in the 80s.
posted by aught at 5:25 AM on April 21 [4 favorites]


I liked it. It was well-done -- even the bad effects were intentional -- and was fun to watch. The futurist stuff didn't do much for me, but at least this avoided the unfortunate mustache aspects of Her.
posted by Dip Flash at 6:35 AM on April 21


I liked the parts of this movie rather than the whole. The costumes were gloriously cheesy sci-fi. I love the fact they convinced everyone that it was a necessary part of the budget to get that awesome Water Jet Pack. That MegaMegaUpload song is catchy as fuck. I love the two characters idea of how to upload yourself is to burn some candles and then shove a circuit board (barely) into your forehead.
posted by WeX Majors at 8:18 AM on April 21 [1 favorite]


To really troll transhumanists, the songs should be circulated without the video- they will become earnest hits amongst the transhumanist community

"Mega mega upload " makes me think of this which I don't know if they intended
posted by Bwithh at 10:06 AM on April 21 [1 favorite]


Q. What sort of assurance can be provided that the harness for my rental Flyboard® wasn't last worn by some sort of naked performance artist?

A. None whatsoever.
posted by nanojath at 10:13 AM on April 21 [2 favorites]


The first and last vignettes were the best part of this IMO. The swinging against the blue sky projections was quite beautiful.
posted by mjklin at 12:29 PM on April 21


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