Neill Blomkamp – Transhumanism, spirituality, and reflections on intelligence

An interesting article based around an interview with filmmaker Neill Blomkamp - District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015) - on how his new film(s) based around the character of ADAM focuses on "[t]ranshumanism, spirituality, the idea of artificial intelligence, machine intelligence and human intelligence. The idea of the rise and fall of civilisations."... Continue Reading →

EVA (2011)

Title: EVA Release date: 7 September 2011 (Venice); 28 October 2011 (Spain) Director: Kike Maíllo Producer: Sergi Casamitjana, Francesc Olivares, Jérôme Rougier, Aintza Serra & Eric Tavitian. Writer: Sergi Belbel, Cristina Clemente, Martí Roca & Aintza Serra Starring: Daniel Brühl, Marta Etura, Lluís Homar & Alberto Ammann Production company: Escándalo Films S.L.; Ran Entertainment; & Saga-Productions. Science fiction is a medium that opens itself up to a meaningful dialogue... Continue Reading →

Film page added

I've added a working list of films with transhumanist themes and technologies to the site. Available at:

Weekend Short: Kid’s Story (The Animatrix)

Title: Kid's Story Release date: June 3, 2003 Director: Shinichiro Watanabe Producer: Stephan Zlotescu Writer: Andy Wachowski, Lana (Larry) Wachowski Starring: Clayton Watson, Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss Production company: Studio 4°C Today's posting is part of the collection of Matrix-related short films that comprise The Animatrix. I'll write more on The Animatrix later, and in... Continue Reading →

Related vacancy – Assistant Director, Future of Humanity Institute at University of Oxford

Related to the material on this site, the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford has a position going for an Assistant Director. The FHI has a strong interest in things post- and trans- human, with its current director Nick Bostrom being a transhumanist advocate ( Source: Assistant Director, Future of Humanity Institute... Continue Reading →

Weekend Short: Tears of Steel

Another short film for the weekend, this time Tears of Steel from the Mango Open Movie Project, a project showing off the capabilities of the capabilities of the Blender open-source 3D graphics modelling software. Title: Tears of Steel Release date: September 26, 2012 Director: Ian Hubert Producer: Ton Roosendaal Writer: Ian Hubert Starring: Derek de Lint; Sergio Hasselbaink; Rogier Schippers; Vanja Rukavina; Denise Rebergen; Jody Bhe; Chris Haley Production company: Blender Foundation Running... Continue Reading →

Weekend Shorts: True Skin

Title: True Skin Release date: 10 October, 2012 Director: Stephan Zlotescu Producer: Stephan Zlotescu Writer: Stephan Zlotescu Starring: Stephan Zlotescu Production company: N1ON Running time: 6 mins True Skin is a short film writer, directed and stared in by Stephan Zlotescu which depicts a world in which we've become colonised by technology. The plot has a tech-thriller edge to... Continue Reading →

Automata (2014)

Title: Automata Release date: 20 September, 2014 Director: Gabe Ibáñez Producer: Danny Lerner; Les Weldon; Antonio Banderas; Sandra Hermida Writer: Gabe Ibáñez; Igor Legaretta Gomez; Javier Sanchez Donate Starring: Antonio Banderas; Birgitte Hjort Sørensen; Dylan McDermott; Robert Forster; Tim McInnerny; Melanie Griffith Production company: Ultravi Productions Running time: 110 minutes Automata is a film set... Continue Reading →

Building Gods (2008)

Title: Building Gods Director: Ken Gumbs A rough cut of a documentary posted (back in the day) to Google Videos that interviews a number of people about technological developments. Many of the people interviewed here crop up in transhumanist media and literature. Some links to H+ reviews of the documentary include:

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