The Social Credit App seen in Black Mirror is becoming reality

The Social Credit App seen in Black Mirror is becoming reality

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

Do you remember Nosedive, that Black Mirror episode in which an entire town was governed by a mobile application?

Well, that scale of popularity that was used by the protagonists of the episode to gain access to certain comforts, but also to the most basic services, is now real in China.
The app in question is called Zhima Credit and it is a social experiment that follows exactly the scale described by Black Mirror.
The app uses big data to track and classify everything that citizens do, from their purchases, to their pastimes to their mistakes.
The rating system will then classify them according to their lifestyle and, if all goes well, some of them will be able to rent a car without having to leave any kind of deposit others, instead, might be in a no-fly list without any other possibility to travel.

We’ll refresh your memory with the trailer, even though the launch date of the fourth season, December 29th, is now just around the corner.

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Lewis Miller New York Floral Installations

Lewis Miller New York Floral Installations

Giulia Ficicchia · 2 years ago · Art

If I could start every day as I like it, then it would undoubtedly begin with a morning attempt at the market to buy a bouquet of flowers.

Regardless of their symbology and tradition, flowers are the closest to the concept of beauty, or at least to mine, for the universal one you have to talk with those who established it.

Precisely for this reason I decide to show you the floral raids in the New York streets by designer Lewis Miller and his team, which reuse common rubbish buckets and architectural elements as a container for his immense creations and the remains of various events and compositions as raw materials. We have to give him a great merit: the city that never sleeps takes on some more color than the usual grey and yellow, plunged into anonymity.

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Banksy x Danny Boyle, The Alternativity

Banksy x Danny Boyle, The Alternativity

Giulia Ficicchia · 2 years ago · Art

Take one of the best English directors, the one of Trainspotting and the Oscar Award Slumdog Millionaire, and one of the most famous street artist whose identity is still unknown and you have a piece of art, a living and alternative one in this case.

For those who did not understand yet, we’re talking about Danny Boyle and Bankys, that ended up collaborating together in the realization of nativity at the hotel in Jerusalem of the street artist, the Walled Off Hotel. There are kids that become actors and have fun, forgetting the war, there are smartphones, there is a quite contemporary soundtrack and the snow too.

But how things went? The wonderful documentary The Alternativity explains it.

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Short video for Breakfast – Insomnia, a dance with the moon

Short video for Breakfast – Insomnia, a dance with the moon

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

Insomnia is that annoying sleep disorder that does not allow us to sleep even when our body needs it so much.
Its representations are usually tense, dark, anxious and terribly negative.

Insomnia, an animated short video of the Spanish illustrator Islena Neira, tells about the difficulties of suffering of this disease with a less heavy eye, a much brighter and more delicate palette and a disarming tranquility.
The protagonist lives the night with his eyes barred, uses his time as he can and begins a dance with the moon.
Long night companion, friend of bad fears.

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Short video for Breakfast – Dear Satan, an unusual Christmas story

Short video for Breakfast – Dear Satan, an unusual Christmas story

Giulia Pacciardi · 2 years ago · Art

We are all accustomed to those Christmas stories that end with the worst of the baddies that becomes the best man in the world, the one that solves Christmas trought beautiful gifts, absurd celebrations and a lot more love in his hearts.
Fantastic stories that, with the christmas tree on the bachground and plaid on our legs, make us company for the whole season.

Anomaly London, a video production studio, to tell his christmas story has even decided to call Satan in person, starting a series of ironic events that will turn him into a love messages promoter.

A very funny video with a tragically ironic ending.

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