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Need to fill my pocket with woolongs.
Lets share some interesting documentaries pertaining to technology, security and cyberpunk culture.
Here's a few that come to mind and probably already have seen:

>Beyond Human

Transhumanism and Robotics


An introduction to the term Cyberpunk, exploring those self proclaimed cyberpunks and the creator of the idea, William Gibson

>Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware

Exploring the hardware ecosystem that emerged in china and has put a staple in all residents lives living in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.

>Philosophy and the Matrix

Diving deep into the iconic cyberpunk film "The Matrix", going through its influences and philosophy that lead to its creation.

Please, share some more.


>Everything is a Remix
It's not incredibly /cyb/, but I"m still quite partial to it. I think it does a very good job of talking about how ideas are genetic and so-called "intellectual property" is bullsoykaf. IIRC it doesn't delve quite as deeply as it ought to into the philosophical arguments and definitions around "property", but it still lays out the evidence quite clearly.


it's about how techno-utopians have given up on the real world and made a fake one, run by corporations and stabilized by politicians. It's good.


Not so high tech, but very low life: The Slum

One memorable episode features a teenage dwarf whose entire family depend on his income from scavenging on the rubbish dump; but he gets addicted to playing tetris at the internet cafe so they starve.

The Phillipines sound cray.


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> From New York to Berlin, via London and Paris, discover city living 2.0. Our lives have literally been shaped by urban architects and the commercial interests that got them commissioned. So how have some urban citizens taken back control? Meet those escaping Big Brother: disconnecting the cables of cameras and sensors, they sneak into the underbelly of the city, or climb higher than the gaze of the cameras.


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>One memorable episode features a teenage dwarf whose entire family depend on his income from scavenging on the rubbish dump; but he gets addicted to playing tetris at the internet cafe so they starve.

the real world is so much better than any fiction sometimes


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> Spin (1995) -

A collection of footage pulled from raw satellite news feeds, overlaid with an explanation of how news is manipulated by the media to control people. Seems pretty tame compared to some of the stuff that is openly accepted as common now, but it's an interesting historical perspective.

> Manufacturing Consent (1992) -

Goes deeper into the same topic, examining how entrenched elite interests and the media reinforce and strengthen each other

> All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace (2011)

Explores the influences that led to the creation of our modern cyberpunk state, including the philosophy of cybernetics, the origins of advertising and public relations, and the ideologies that led to their spread.


Make sure to watch bitter lake as well lainon


>this is not a film
While I'm not sure this falls into the right topic it's very enjoyable and interesting. It tells the story of an Iranian filmmaker who has his licensce revoked and is facing prison for creating media critical of the government.

> Citizen Four

I don't think I have to tell much about it, it's the film about the Snowden revelations.

>Deep Web

documentary about Silkroad


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I have held onto this file for a while, I feel this would be an appropriate time to share it. I can't seem to find a link to the complete file but here is a preview. I am uploading the complete file right now and will post when its ready.

I found this when google had a media archive which was publicly accessible, i had only learned about it when i heard about google shuttering the service. This was the only thing of value I found.



>Steal this film I & II
Two documentaries which follow the extralegal Hollywood seizure of The Pirate Bay's servers and the experiences of the original crew and then the societal and legal implications of P2P now and in the future.

>Popaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English

The story of how the street artist Ron English hijacked corporate ads with his "Billboard Liberation Front" and how he balanced it with his art and his family along the way. This isn't so much cyber, but it is definitely punk/low-life. Something a little less dreary than all the other ones here.

>Revolution OS

Documentary about Linux that has aged a bit now but is still worth watching if you haven't seen it.


>>Philosophy and the Matrix

I remember reading this as a kid, it was pretty good. if i remember rightly it fucked up more than a little though in relation to Baudrillard postmodernism, etc. having said that my memory is terrible.

I could be wrong. sage for terrible memory.

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