Game-futuristischer Kurzfilm: Play


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Sehr schöner Kurzfilm von David Kaplan und Eric Zimmerman über eine Zukunft, in der man von Spiel zu Spiel, oder besser: Realitätssimulation zu Realitätssimulation springt und zwischen Game und Wirklichkeit nicht mehr unterscheiden kann. Ist mit 20 Minuten nicht schnell wegzugucken, lohnt sich aber.

Der Film ist Teil einer Kurzfilmreihe auf Futurestates:

Play imagines a not-too-distant future where video games have become indistinguishable from reality. These fully immersive games are nested inside each other like Russian dolls — each new game emerging from another and connecting backwards with increasing complexity. One moment, a player is a Japanese schoolgirl embroiled in a pillow fight with her girlfriends — and the next moment, the player has suddenly morphed into a scandalized state senator defending himself against a throng of angry reporters.

Synthetic experience competes with real experience as dream, fantasy, and memory begin to collapse into each other. Identities become elastic as the players consecutively inhabit completely different genders, ages, and ethnicities. They must confront a new state of “play” where the distinction between the real and the virtual blurs and their true selves are called into doubt.

Play by David Kaplan and Eric Zimmerman