I came to this forum as I had plans to start a NGO mostly focused on raising awareness to tech issues, but found strong linkages between my ideas and CHT’s mission.
I would like to work with like-minded members of the community on the production of short, dramatic and impactful videos that will alert the public on the dangerous pitfalls of technology, and hopefully, CHANGE behaviors. As I posted on a different thread, I believe in the strong power of powerful imagery and inspiring music, and I am convinced much good can be achieved through this media.
Please come to this thread and share your ideas. We could first brainstorm some themes, and then get down to elaborating on the scripts.
A few ideas of possible themes:
Smartphone addiction. Showing people in the “old” society, interacting, pondering, drinking coffee and watching people vs. the “new” society of people walking, sitting, being with friends, while being stuck to their screens. Progressively superimposing lists of data gathered by tech companies on each user, while amount of profits is seen as quickly increasing every second.
Privacy. Video would show people enjoying search engines and social media, followed by a data breach where an embarassing search history is publicly revealed, leading to suicide, divorce, etc.
Social credits. There was an episode of “Black Mirror” dedicated to the social credit system. We could get inspiration from it, showing what it means for the new “elite” and those who became outside the system.
I am not a video producer, and we would likely need a professional. How much I dont know, but I can find out. Note that I am based in Hong Kong so this is good and bad for production. We would need to find a way to raise funds. Please suggest if you have some ideas about this.
This is tricky. It is nice to produce videos but how to distribute them? We may need to reach out to the core team to get signoff and organize distribution with a more authoritative effect.