All Watched Over By Machines

July 2014

S1 Ep3 - The Monkey In The Machine And The Machine In The Monkey

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The Monkey in the Machine and the Machine in the Monkey - The final in a series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built, seeing everything in the world today through the eyes of computers. This episode looks at why we humans find this machine vision so beguiling. It argues it is because all political dreams of changing the world for the better seem to have failed - so we have retreated into machine-fantasies that say we have no control over our actions becaus...

S1 Ep2 - The Use And Abuse Of Vegetational Concepts

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The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts - The second in a series of programs about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. In this episode, the story of how our modern scientific idea of nature, as a self-regulating ecosystem, is actually a machine fantasy. It has little to do with the real complexity of nature. It is based on cybernetic ideas that were projected on to nature in the 1950s by ambitious scientists. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 2 of 3) (Rpt) G ...
June 2014

S1 Ep1 - Love And Power

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Love and Power - A series of programs about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Has the onward march of progress come to a shuddering halt? For most of the 20th century science offered us and our leaders a powerful, optimistic vision: the promise of building a new and better world. That dream failed. Now new, powerful sciences have risen up, which say it is dangerous to change the world, that we tamper with its natural balance at our peril. (From the UK) (Documentary S...
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