• ‘The Last Faust’ – An interview with director Philipp Humm

    I recently had the opportunity to interview director Philipp Humm about his upcoming project, The Last Faust. And from the sounds of it, the 500 year old tale is about to get a lot more interesting.   Q: For people unfamiliar with the Faustian mythos, in a nutshell, could you...
  • Can you murder a robot?

    Well, can you? A recent BBC article has speculated on the topic. It reported on the tragic murder of the aptly named Hitchbot (a hitchhiking robot), which was found with its arms and legs ripped off and it’s head nowhere to be seen. The Hitchbot, remarkably, was built to...
  • Artificial Intelligence: Sci-Fi or the Future?

    Have you ever wanted someone who you can share your deepest thoughts and feelings with, without ever being judged? Artificial intelligence in films suggests that one day you could. The 2013 film HER tells the story of a man living in a modern, technological world who falls in love...
  • Rise of the Machines

    Computers now dominate our daily lives, to the point where we are dependent on them, but they have also become our Achilles Heel. In today’s world, computer hackers cause mayhem on the internet, and the dreaded words ‘Windows is not responding’ renders us helpless. What would happen, then, if...