The Future Starts Here

BY: Danielle

We worked with the design and curatorial team at the V&A to produce six films for their landmark show The Future Starts Here which opened on 12th May. From a film about how smart objects in a home might become protagonists to the ecologies of technological networks, mass protests to cryonic preservations – our films bring social, cultural and environmental context to the objects and technologies being displayed.

Open to the public until 4 November 2018; this exhibition is composed of more than 100 objects: a landscape of possibilities for a not-too-distant future.

The ‘Networks’ film was conceived, directed, and produced by Superflux. We also gratefully included edited excerpts from the following footage under Creative Commons License BY 3.0 

‘Pennies for iPhone’ courtesy of Pennies for iPhone

‘Snapchat | Snapchatter’ courtesy of Adam Rozanski

‘CONNECT APP VIDEO english’ courtesy of Matthias Franta

‘The TripAdvisor App = Hello, Travel Superpowers’ courtesy of Tripadvisor

‘Pilsen Callao – Día del Amigo’ courtesy of Giancarlo Quito

‘Aruba Global Cloud Data Center – Home of your data, heart of your business’ courtesy of Aruba

‘Self-driving cars. Detecting and tracking vehicles’ courtesy of David del Río Medina

‘2017 Infiniti Q60 semi autonomous Test Drive’ courtesy of Javier Mota

‘Chixoy Dam: A Retrospective Study’ courtesy of Daniele Profeta

‘Cortana’s Angels – A Tale of Three CEOs’ courtesy of Toon Poorter

‘Shenzhen Capacitor Factory’ courtesy of Miles Goodhew

‘We Call Them Intruders: A Documentary about Canadian Mining in Africa’ courtesy of ‘We Call Them Intruders’

‘When mines fuel conflict’ courtesy of IOM – UN Migration

‘Hong Kong – Kowloon Tong Festival Walk – Apple Store Grand Opening 2012-09-29’ courtesy of gigapeterz

‘Telefonica Mitwelt Imagespot’ courtesy of QXXQ Studios

‘Opening Apple Store Haarlem’ courtesy of One More Thing

‘The opening of the Apple Store in Amsterdam (Netherlands)’ courtesy of eatingaltoids

‘Apple Store Passeig de Gràcia Opening Day Entrance and Walkthrough’ courtesy of mattconfidential

‘3h29m40s10f China iPhone Manufacturing Montage – Wipe to USA – TR2016a’ courtesy of Gordon McDowell

‘Travis Scott w/ Quavo – Pick up the Phone – LIVE @ COMPLEXCON2016 – 11.5.2016’ courtesy of glenjamn3

‘Reel 2018’ courtesy of Pierre Roquet

‘15 Sorting Algorithms in 6 minutes’ courtesy of Timo Bingmann

‘#YaMeCanse bajo ataque de bots’ courtesy of LoQueSigueTV

‘Visualisation of SoundCloud activity’ courtesy of CeRch KCL

‘DATI.GOV.IT Open Data Visualization’ courtesy of SciamLab

‘Leap points Cloud’ courtesy of Mohamed Ikbel Boulabiar

‘Mining farm and cooling system for cryptocurrencies’ courtesy of Crypto Man

‘How Smartphones Are Assembled & Manufactured In China’ courtesy of Trakin Tech

‘Aerial Shot of Busy Highway’ courtesy of Storyfootage

‘THL Smartphone Factory China’ courtesy of THL Smartphone Factory China

‘Wodify Mobile App’ courtesy of Wodify

‘Social Network Stock footage’ courtesy of the Lab Bench

This film includes edited excerpts from the following footage under the Videvo License:

‘Commuters Using Smartphones’ courtesy of Videvo Attribution License

 

A big thank you to all those who shared the following copyrighted material, which was also included in the ‘Networks’ film:

 

‘Taiwan from the Air’ footage courtesy of Ching-Yen Chiu

‘Xtera’s Branching Unit Sea Trial (Above the Arctic Circle)’ Footage courtesy of Copyright & Proprietary 

‘Facebook Data Center Drone Flyover’ courtesy of Mike Murray / The Geek Pub, LLC

‘Apple Data Center Solar Farm – Aerial view’ courtesy of Gerald Waller

‘Coltan: Conflict minerals in Congo’ courtesy of Roland Brockmann and MISEREOR

‘Bitcoin valley’ images courtesy of Patrick Cavan Brown

“The Internet Architecture. Data Center” Documentary’ courtesy of 

‘Makai Submarine Cable Lay Animation’ courtesy of Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. Hawaii, USA +1-808-259-8871 • makai@makai.com

‘Conflict Minerals’ images courtesy of Mark Craemer

‘Large, open-pit iron ore mine showing the various layers of soil and iron rich ore, industrial exterior, ore mining quarry, sunny day, summer, mining of iron’ courtesy of Igor Bay

‘Large Touch Screen Panel of Mobile Phone. Close up of the production line of large touch screen LCD module transporting one by one.’ used under license from Daumiu – stock.adobe.com

‘Touch Screen Production. Production line of touch screen of mobile phone. Applying glue to stick the touch screen film to the glass module.’ video used under license from Daumiu – stock.adobe.com

‘Highway and Self Driving Autopilot Autonomous Cars 4K’ video by bonjansen – stock.adobe.com

‘Self-driving, autonomous car simulation’ video used under license from hi_def_animation – stock.adobe.com

“I’m getting paid to heat my house while Bitcoin mining and altcoin mining” courtesy of Rahdi Fakhoury (The Bitcoin Miner)

‘Electronics Manufacturing – Factory workers assembling circuit boards’ from skywardkick

‘Electronic PCB boards manufactured for export, China’ from Spotmatik

‘Abandoned old copper extraction Sao Domingos Mine, Portugal, aerial view’ from Discovod

‘New And Old Copper mines’ from Skyworks

‘Religious crowd praising’ by Patrick Guénette

‘Kiev, UKRAINE – June 19, 2014’ from SMP

‘The Ghost hydroelectric dam and reservoir on the Bow River, Alberta, Canada’ from skylightpictures

‘4K aerial hydro electric dam oabove view’ by Red Dog Digital ‘4K aerial close up water dam beauty and power’ by Red Dog Digital

‘Bitcoin mining seamless loop’ from imaginima

‘Miner life review’ courtesy of Jared, Digital Gold LLC
https://www.youtube.com/c/digitalgold

‘Product test with facial recognition of emotions’ courtesy of Emotion Research Lab

‘Udacity SDC Project 5: project video final’ courtesy of John Chen

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