Technology Stories, Past and Present, at 41 North Film Festival

by 41 North Film Festival

Two films screening during the 41 North Film Festival will offer audiences a glimpse of technology from the past and future.

  • Time Bomb Y2K — Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m.
    Whether you remember where you were on Dec. 31, 1999, or wonder what your parents were doing, “Time Bomb Y2K” (Becker/McDonald, 2023) takes us back to the moment when the threat of infrastructural breakdown loomed large. Told through archival footage from 1997-2000, the film screens on Thursday (Nov. 2) at 7 p.m.
    Panel Discussion: A panel discussion and Q&A will follow the film, featuring Steven Walton, associate professor of history; Charles Wallace, associate professor of computer science; and Jason Archer, assistant professor of communication and media technologies.
  • Another Body — Sunday, Nov. 5, at 3:30 p.m.
    Continuing the discussion about technology on Sunday (Nov. 5) with a different set of questions is “Another Body” (Hamlyn/Compton, 2023), in which a college student takes us on an investigation into deepfake pornography after she finds herself a victim of it.
    Panel Discussion: Joining 41 North for a panel discussion following the film are Stefka Hristova, Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture; Susanna Peters, Social Sciences; Reid DeVoge, Public Safety and Police Services; and Laura Putwen, Academic and Community Conduct.

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