Merger: Keiichi Matsuda's Latest Short Film Tackles A Future With A.I.

Filmed in 360o

Here’s something to sate your Black Mirror fix as we all wait patiently for a new season to emerge. Keiichi Matsuda’s latest short film is “about the future of work... Set against the backdrop of AI-run corporations, a woman finds herself caught between virtual and physical reality, human and machine. As she fights for her economic survival, she finds herself immersed in the cult of productivity, in search of the ultimate interface. This short film documents her last 4 minutes on earth.”

Before reading further, watch it below!

It’s almost eerie how robotic she sounds in the first 24 seconds before revealing that the formless voice was actually her - sounding more human, vulnerable, sitting in a dimly lit “operation room”. And I thought only the cold unforgiving cosmos could make me feel so insignificant - I was wrong…You might have seen another of Keiichi Matsuda’s work from two years ago - Hyper Reality that presents “a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media” - it was not filmed in 360o but it is just as much food for thought.