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April 23, 2019 7:05 PM   Subscribe

 
Frankly I'm surprised that they used some kind of cipher instead of just emojis.

There's some interesting ideas here - the post-human creatures huddling in infrastructure they didn't build and can't maintain, having petty fights over status, and the inability to build something of permanence because all of their interactions are ephemeral. I also liked the implied ecosystem, but I can't help but shake off the feeling that the creators arrived at an idea - what if social network but more - and stopped when they arrived at the conclusion they liked rather than pulling on that thread to the end. These 'post-humans' interact with their pervasive social networks exactly like humans from 2015 do.
posted by Merus at 7:36 PM on April 23 [1 favorite]


Honestly I felt like the amazing costumes alone made it worth sharing!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:52 PM on April 23 [3 favorites]


What did I just watch and why.
posted by Joe in Australia at 7:52 PM on April 23 [3 favorites]


That. Was. AWESOME!

of course it might be the old punk rock I'm listening to while watching it but I think that may just be coincidence.
posted by evilDoug at 8:08 PM on April 23


This is the future that liberals want.
posted by edheil at 8:12 PM on April 23 [3 favorites]


Yeeeaaahhhh, that was cool. The costumes. The environments. The shots. The sound. The music. Really fantastic. Impressive.

I'm not so concerned about the story/setting/message/point. The clip could have just been funky people-things doing funky things in funky places looking and sounding funky, and that would have been fine with me. Funky people-things doing normal people-thing social media things was worth a smirk at least.
posted by whatnotever at 8:19 PM on April 23 [1 favorite]


Very cool. That first creature looked like what would happen if Chewbacca had babies with a Cyclops-Christmas-Tree decorated with a lot of garland. Just visited Montreal in March. That place is too cold for this Californian! Maybe all that snow mixed with a French influence spurs creativity like this? I wonder what Bollywood movies would look like if the French colonized most of India instead of the British?
posted by mundo at 8:20 PM on April 23


I dunno...I just spent 39 hours in airports. This doesn't make the experience feel anymore magical. Creating slow, surreal nightmares out of brutalist architecture and $50 worth of Party City swag doesn't seem that fun anymore. I mean...It's shot good.
posted by es_de_bah at 9:41 PM on April 23 [1 favorite]


inability to build something of permanence because all of their interactions are ephemeral

If post-humans can't evolve their social networks beyond upvotes and downvotes a la Reddit then they'll have failed as a species.
posted by ascii at 10:15 PM on April 23 [1 favorite]


I... don't get it. It was visually interesting, though.

I liked Drier Duct Face.
posted by biogeo at 10:50 PM on April 23 [1 favorite]


My reaction to it was coloured strongly by reading the description first, I'll admit.
posted by Merus at 1:27 AM on April 24


Jesus Christ the Muppets are freaky as shit in the future.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 6:37 AM on April 24 [4 favorites]


post-human creatures huddling in infrastructure they didn't build and can't maintain, having petty fights over status, and the inability to build something of permanence because all of their interactions are ephemeral.

Just @ me next time.
posted by octobersurprise at 8:22 AM on April 24 [2 favorites]


More worrisome than a future where everyone is mediated by social media is a future where all social currency is modern dance.
posted by lumpenprole at 12:55 PM on April 24 [3 favorites]


That train effect at the end was cool.
posted by lucidium at 10:31 AM on April 25


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