Monday film: Blank Bodies

31 Aug

I’m wallowing in self-pity and struggling with exhaustion after my first attempt to sleep in my normal bed (instead of a bed moved from our guest room to the dining room). So, while I take a nap, enjoy this strange little film. Hat tip to io9.

Blank Bodies is NSFW for nudity and violence. It’s essentially the story of two AI creatures brought to life by a group of eccentrics and set on a path of development through learning. The io9 article points to some pretty obvious parallels to the Adam and Eve story from Genesis.

Blank Bodies from Ryan Weatrowski on Vimeo.

There are some dopey bits, some of the acting is amateurish, and there are narrative leaps, but it’s a crowdfunded indie film and at least tries to take another approach to an AI creation story. I found the eccentric group more believable than movies where ethically dubious science comes out of a sterile, well-funded lab. I couldn’t help thinking of real world parallels like Brigitte Boisselier and Clonaid.

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Posted by on August 31, 2015 in Transhumanism, Video


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