Technology Documentaries

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Billions in Change

A Film About Inventions with a Purpose

Whether we want to admit it or not, our world is facing more than a few huge problems. All the experts seem to have an idea about how to solve them, but most of what they say is just talk and we all know that talk doesn’t reduce pollution, grow food, or heal the sick.

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Back to the Moon for Good

In December 1972 two astronauts climbed into a small metal capsule and prepared to return to Earth. The Apollo 17 crew included the first scientist to set foot on the moon and the astronauts spent more than three days exploring.

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Generation Like

Are Kids Using Social Media or is Social Media Using Kids?

Everybody wants to be liked. This is especially true for kids growing up in the Age of the Digital Revolution. In this documentary, author Douglas Rushkoff takes a look at how the modern teenager’s quest for identity has shifted towards the Internet.

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UNMANNED: America’s Drone Wars

This is the highly anticipated documentary from director Robert Greenwald investiagates the impact of the U.S. Drone Wars, at home and abroad.

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Overview

Life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside

In December of 1968, Apollo 8 went to the moon. When the cameras turned to give viewers a look of Earth, many were touched deeply beyond words.

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I Am Street Fighter

This film is about celebrating the 25th anniversary of the well-known video game: Street Fighter. It includes dozens of interviews with fans, designers, and experts, all of which attest that their lives would have been very different if Street Fighter had not existed.

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From One Second to the Next

The comforts of mobile phones have led to some unintended and even dangerous consequences. In fact, about 40% of teenagers have confessed that they have been in a car while the driver was texting.

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The Internet’s Own Boy

The Story of Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was a programmer, writer, and involved in activism that helped shape the Internet. A few of his major contributions he’s made to the technology world are, but not limited to, the invention of RSS feeds, the conceptualization of the Creative Commons, and his involvement in the popular social news site Reddit.

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Kim Dotcom: The Man Behind Megaupload

Kim Dotcom is a larger-than-life controversial Internet entrepreneur. It has been reported that he made $175 million dollars with his file sharing website Megaupload.

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Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

This film tells the story of one of the most popular video games of all times, Minecraft. The documentary profiles the first year of Mojang, the studio that created the hugely successful computer game Minecraft.

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Google Me

This unusual documentary is about a man named Jim Killeen who Googled his name one day and was shocked to see other people that shared his name.

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LEAKED: The Internet Must Go

Net neutrality is a topic that makes many headlines but is often not fully understood. How does net neutrality affect our lives and do we really need to be that concerned?

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Panopticon

As technology advances our privacy is disappearing. This documentary, Panopticon, explores just how much our personal lives are being affected by the usage of invasive technology to monitor us.

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Naked Citizens

Can you imagine waking up one day to a banging at your door and being escorted by armed men to a prison because you were suspected of being a terrorist?

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TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

Directed by Simon Klose TPB AFK (The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard) begins the day prior to the trial of the co-founders of the world’s largest file sharing site, The Pirate Bay.

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3D Printed Guns

3D printers have been making headlines over the past couple of years. As 3D printing technology has evolves, prices have continued to decline and consumer grade versions can be bought for under $1000.

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The Amazing Atomic Clock

Join Dr. Steve Jefferts of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado as he explains why atomic clocks are so extremely important in our everyday lives.

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How to Get Away With Stealing

Learn how easy it is to make fake passports and scam the rich into trusting you with thousands of dollars.

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Attack of the Drones

The American government relies more and more often on robots to do their fighting. Starting with Operation Desert Storm, many wars are fought from a distance.

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The Evolution of 8-Bit Art

Super Mario Bros, Zelda, Tetris, and the days of summers past! Starting with Atari and Nintendo and tracing the full 8-bit trajectory over the last 30 years.

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NOVA: Can We Live Forever?

Can We Live Forever? Technology has made this question less rhetorical nonsense and more practical planning. Surgery, drugs, and the study of DNA have all contributed to a human species living into our 80’s, 90’s, and even 100’s.

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NOVA: What’s the Next Big Thing?

Technology for a Better Future

NOVA looks at the ‘next big things’ that will be affecting the way that we live, work, and breathe.

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I Lost My Job

I Lost My Job looks at how technology makes some jobs obsolete (travel agents, operators) and creates new jobs. Are you someone who has benefited or seen their job taken from them and placed in cold, metallic hands?

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Everything is a Remix

Everything is a Remix: in four parts. Digital technology has made everything into a remix: our photographs, our videos, our songs, our memories are a constant re-imagining, re-positioning, and re-filtering.

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