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THE NET
Das Netz, Germania 2004, 115 min
Scenariu si regie: Lutz Dammneck
cu: Nam June Paik, Stewart Brand, Heinz von Foerster, Marvin Minsky, John Perry Barlow, John Brockman, Hans Haacke
VO germana / Subtitrari in engleza
Un film prezentat cu ajutorul Institutului Goethe  goethe.jpg

Matematicianul vienez Kurt Gödel zguduie in 1930 principiile de baza ale matematicii cu teoremele sale.
Fizicianul si inginerul Heinz von Foerster lucreaza in 1968 in laboratorul sau de la Universitatea din Illinois la o sinteza a sistemelor digitale si biologice.
In 1995, FBI-ul il aresteaza in Montana pe fostul profesor de matematica Theodore J. Kaczynski, identificandu-l drept “unabomber-ul” responsabil pentru atentatele care au condus la moartea a trei oameni si la ranirea altor 23.
Ce leaga aceste persoane, locuri si idei intr-o retea?

Cautarea unui raspuns ne duce in anii `40-`60, cand stiinta, arta si tehnologia pareau sa isi atinga orizonturile. Prin cibernetica, multimedia si cercetare militara s-au redefinit fundamentele epocii moderne. Acestea pun bazele sistemelor interconectate la nivel global din ziua de azi determinate de matematica, logica si coduri binare.

“Das Netz”, cel mai recent film regizat de Lutz Dammneck, este o analiza a relatiei dintre computere, servicii secrete si subcultura. Intre cei ce comercializeaza interconectarea si euforia sau atitudinea cultural-pesimista a intelectualilor se afla puterea nevazuta a inginerilor. O multitudine de intrebari, afirmatii si foarte multe contradictii. 
Reprezinta high-tech-ul o amenintare la adresa libertatii individuale?
Unde se gaseste granita dintre om si masina?
Vor deveni oamenii si natura in viitor numai produse ale tehnologiei?
In ce masura mai sunt respectate principiile etice si morale in stiintele biologiei si ale informaticii?
 

ENGLISH VERSION

“Das Netz”, the most recent film done by Luty Dammneck, is a analysis on the relation between pcs, secret services and subculture. A tone of questions, many affirmations and a lot of contradictions.

Is high-tech a threat to the individual liberty?
Where lies the border between man and machine?
Will nature and men be the product of technology in the future?
Do scientists respect any moral or ethic principles in their quest?

Lutz Dammbeck’s film provocatively and methodically connects the dots which link the CIA, their covert mind-control LSD research, the anti-war LSD fuelled counterculture, the personal computer, and the Internet with Ted Kaszynski, the man many know as the “UNABOMBER.”
In order to find out about the connections, dependences and consequences, the award-winning documentary maker Dammbeck escapes the virtual world of advertising and employs concepts and images from the pre-net period. Located between those who commercialize the Net and the intellectuals’ euphoria or cultural pessimism stands the silent power of the engineers.

ARTMAP

Today at 10:00, Bucharest GreenSounds Festival 2017 → Sun. 20/08, Bucharest
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Today at 19:00, In Situ: Mircea Nicolae_artist talkToday at 22:00, Targu-Mures
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