Cries of a Digital Degeneration

Take in this rather brilliant modernday reinterpretation of Allen Ginsberg’s seminal work by filmmakers Tiffany Shlain and Geralyn Dreyfous.

I look forward to their upcoming project, Connected, from which the images in that video were drawn. The film, say Shlain and Dreyfous

explores the visible and invisible connections between the major issues of our time — the environment, population growth, technology, human rights, and the global economy – demonstrating how they are all interdependent. … It reveals how the interdependence of people and forces lies at the core of our existence, and imagines what the world would look like if we lived in a way that acknowledged this reality. The film suggests that for centuries we have been declaring independence and perhaps it’s time to declare our interdependence.

In the meantime, click here, here and here to listen to Ginsberg reading Howl (in three parts). Read the whole poem here.

[Thanks, BJ]

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