Monday, April 28, 2014

4/30/14 Automated Futures

Automated Futures traces 825 miles of fiber optic cable through the cities and townships of the rust belt. The cable was engineered to be shortest telecommunication line between Chicago and New York, and is a key piece of the material infrastructure used for algorithmic high-frequency trading. Assembled from video and audio recordings captured while traveling the route of the cable in summer of 2013, 
Automated Futures embeds the technology of high finance within its physical context -- the decaying landscape of the midwest's once-thriving industrial economy.
Director: Ulysses Pascal
Cinematographer: Brian Echon
Sound: Matthew Joseph Xavier Doyle