AW: Dust to Data: Fictional Explorations of the Digital Afterlife
FilmBath Festival 2023
Widcombe Social ClubMENU
Trigger Warning: Please be aware that these films touch on death, grief and loss.
Run time: 105 minutes - A series of short films of around 10-15 minutes each.
Director: Caroline Garland & Oliver Langdon (Kilter)
Writer: Kilter Theatre and Students at the Universities of Bath and Bristol
Cast: Kirsty Cox in 'Who wouldn't want to live forever?'; Eamonn Fleming in 'You can keep your Lang Langs.'; Jacob Aldcroft in 'Sebastian'; and Amy Vickers in 'Lines have been blurred.'
This is an interactive film showing where audience members will be invited to participate in a survey, to be presented during the event.
We all have a digital footprint. Be it on social media, via music downloads, gaming avatars, voicemails, photos or email. But what happens to all of these digital touch-points when someone dies? Jump on board for an evening of technological exploration, and envision a future where digital immortality becomes a reality. Could AI be the way to soothe grief and prolong life after death, or could technology be racing too fast for regulation to steer a safe and steady course? As part of an interactive world premiere, audiences are invited to watch Dust to Data - four short film monologues that each explore relatable near future stories of the opportunities and threats posed by different aspects of digital afterlives. Join the debate to consider the digital legacies we leave behind us when we die, and what role we can play in shaping the future of these pioneering technologies.