Tuesday, August 7, 2012


A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo.
This is our graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts.

Sight from Sight Systems on Vimeo.

The creepiest aspect of this film - the surprise ending - is likely beyond the grasp of technology in the near future... the more mundane creepy aspects are being actively pursued right now.

But some of these "creepy" technologies have important and useful applications; a couple months ago I spoke with a guy pursuing the commercialization of an algorithm which could help autistic kids understand the emotional state of the people they were interacting with. It worked by analyzing voice patterns.

This guy wrote the voice analysis code as a school project. He'd just graduated. From highschool.

Welcome to the future.


  1. Bezaleal academy is in Jerusalem.

    I so could have used that "wingman" app twenty five years ago...

  2. Brrr, that WAS creepy! It was also mesmerizing. Great find DWT!

    It would be cool to have those sight powers if no one else had them. Heh. Of course everyone would think I was weird (er). :D

  3. Umm, Lady Red, I loved it, too. You know that 'Creepy' is my middle name, of course.

    I especially liked the animated Van Gogh print.

    However, Lewy posted this one.

    1. Oh fer goodness sake. I plead the airhead defense.

      Thanks for the cool vid lewy. Really!

  4. Brrr, really well done, lewy! Makes me glad I am from the boomer generation!

  5. That girl/date's reaction is, I predict, that of countless thinking people in the future, to avoid being drawn in to a dystopic electronic vortex, one largely created by the private sector but ultimately benefiting government. FaceBook is evil incarnate, if one recognizes the capabilities of current and future algorithm and data mining technologies.

    Ineloquently, I call it "self-Orwellization", ie., G.O. would never have foreseen that it would not be the state, but rather individuals, that would assemble vast arrays of personal data and make that data readily available publicly. Voluntarily.

    I expect a future where a small but thinking group reverts (to the extent possible) to an analogue life. This film just adds strength to my expectation.

  6. Facebook is even more evil than I knew. I read today that Soros holds a rather large stake in the company.

    That gives me even more incentive not to go back.