TECNOLOGY IN OUR LIVES Science fiction or reality? By Dayana & Eduardo
OUTLINE 1. General introduction 2. Background information 3. Brief summary about the video 4. Vocabulary 5. Activity (fill gap) 6. VIDEO: High Maintenance by Philip Van 7. Discussion 8. Conclusions
General introduction Technology in the history. The positive and negative relations between society and technology. What will the future of those relations be?
Background information High Maintenance by Philip Van (2006) (US/Germany) (9m) Director: Philip Van Writer: Scot Simon Biggs Stars: Nicolette Krebitz, Wanja Mues and Judith Rohde This film was made through the Berlin International Film Festival. This festival called the Berlin Talent Campus is celebrated every year and it lasts one week. The film was shot completely in two days. However the entire film was made, with breaks, in about eight days (considering the shot, the edition, the sound, etc).
Brief Summary High Maintenance by Philip Van (2006) It is a science-fiction short film about our future, in which satisfaction is guaranteed and upgrades are always available In the near-future, a woman unhappy with a product she bought which doesn’t reach her standards, decides to change it for another version which has higher standards. But is this the best decision?
Vocabulary Maintenance: the process of conserving something. Stilted: unnatural, something that requires an extra effort to be made. Everlasting: condition of enduring forever or over a long period of time. Upgraded: raise to a higher standard or version Masseur: a person who provides massage professionally. Treat: provide someone with food, drink, or entertainment.
Video High Maintenance by Philip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl0cvyy9Sek&fe ature=BFa&list=PL79B00F556680F7FB
Questions 1 Do you think that technology is positive in our lives? 2 Do you believe the technology improves human relationships? Why?
Conclusions The increasing dependence of men on technology is very worrying. Thus, people prefer to interact with friends or other people by internet and not face to face, although they live in the same place. We are not aware of the technological impact in our life and our relationships. We just accept the technology that the capitalism imposes without reflecting it. This video shows a cold and awful relationship. In the future our relations could be like this if we let technology dominated our life.