DRM: Digitally Rendered Mind
Curated by Nic Wilson
Saturday, Jul 12 at 08:00PM
Amongst the torrent of three letter acronyms and file extensions that make up our post-Internet lingua franca, "DRM" packs less rhetorical cache than LOL but is nevertheless an integral thread in the fabric of user experience. Though you have almost certainly interacted with (or circumvented) systems of Digital Rights Managementpurchasing an app on your phone, downloading new virtual weaponry to deploy on Xbox Live, falling asleep as you stream HBO GO from the comfort of your bedDRM remains mostly surreptitiously woven into the channels and surfaces of digital interaction.
What are the DRM ripple effects in our own mental landscape? As the plastic brain adapts to the sedentary lifestyle of today's digital consumer, our neural networks rearrange themselves to provide maps of the devices and digital spaces that have become less extensions of the body and more actual pieces of the self.
Digitally Rendered Mind brings these new formations to surface: exploring these shimmering cavities, where we see the blurred reflections of the future to come (and perhaps come to better know ourselves in the present).
Following the screening, Troll House A/V will provide an environmental party experience conducive to reconnection with physical sensation.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122