2015 | United States | Animation

Utopia 1.0

  • English 20 mins
  • Director | Annie Berman
  • Writer | Annie Berman
  • Producer | Annie Berman

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'Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D!' is a twenty-minute expedition through a largely abandoned virtual 3D world known as Second Life in search of utopia. It is an absurd idea, as the title suggests. There is no such thing as post-neo-futurist-capitalism just as there is no such thing as utopia. Utopia, literally defined from the Greek etymology means “no place.” Thomas More invented the word to name his invented island – a place (a “no place”) that represented a perfect society. Yet, despite its existence, our very notion of progress depends on our ability to imagine utopia, to imagine a better world.

This film is not even in 3D. but rather depicts a 3D rendered world in 2D. But more than mere trickery, the title reaches for the imaginary while suggesting that something better is yet to come.

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