How can we explore technology even deeper? How can we bridge meaning between the miles? Check out Samsung and Vimeo’s collaborative short film series, Connected, which takes a meaningful look at humanity’s relationship with technology.
As Jeff Hurlow of Vimeo writes, “Technology is a tremendous force in our lives today, and it’s one that is constantly changing — and as technology changes, so does our relationship with it. It wasn’t so long ago that a phone was simply a tool used to call people, a camera merely a way to capture a moment, and on the flipside, a record player was an innovation instead of hipster décor. But in the last decade, our devices have become a vital part of how we see and interact with the world — the effects of which are still up for debate.”
Created by 11 Vimeo filmmakers, the Connected Series is a set of 10 original stories that examine the human relationship with technology. Hurlow writes, “The filmmakers responded to the concept of connection in a variety of ways; each provides a different perspective that highlights scale, emotional impact, a visual immersion, or relationships in relation to technology and innovation today.”
Below is a sampler from the collaboration called “Department of Communication” by Drew Christie. In this vintage educational film produced by the Department of Communication, a number of new technologies for human communication are explored; some are more useful than others.
Go here to watch half of the films which are ready for viewing and keep an eye out for the other 6 that will be up soon.
Image: Connected Series