993 – Repo Man (1984)

timespace coordinates: 1980s los angeles california057TxV3PgrvLmRRswkihebTJczHZNw_largeRepo Man is a 1984 American science fiction comedy film written and directed by Alex Cox. It stars Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez.

The plot concerns a young punk rock enthusiast (Estevez) in Los Angeles who finds himself partnered with a jaded repossession agent (Stanton) and subsequently caught up in the pursuit for a mysterious car that might be connected to extraterrestrials. The soundtrack is noted as a snapshot of the early-’80s Los Angeles hardcore punk scene

repo (1)Repo Man received widespread acclaim, and was considered one of the best films of 1984. It has achieved cult status. (wiki)

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946 – Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

timespace coordinates: September 2001 – May 2011 Pakistan / USA / Afghanistan / Kuwait

5f55bd0c18cabcfaee3ecc8bd767c7faZero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. The film dramatizes the nearly decade-long international manhunt for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 11 attacks. This search leads to the discovery of his compound in Pakistan and the military raid that resulted in bin Laden’s death on May 2, 2011.

Jessica Chastain stars as Maya, a fictional CIA intelligence analyst, with Jason ClarkeJoel EdgertonMark StrongJames GandolfiniKyle ChandlerStephen DillaneChris PrattÉdgar RamírezFares FaresJennifer EhleJohn BarrowmanMark Duplass, and Frank Grillo in supporting roles.zero+dark+thirty+(2012)+-+wallpaperPrequelHistorical accuracyControversy

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882 – The Minds of Men (2018 Documentary)

minds of men poster“The Minds of Men” is a 3+ year investigation into the experimentation, art, and practice of social engineering and mind control during the Cold War – a mind-bending journey into the past that gives startling insight into the world we are living in today.


(Directors: Aaron Melissa Dykes Runtime: 3h 43min)  imdb


Project MKUltra / The Human Use of Human Beings / Teleology / Cybernetics / Rockefeller Foundation / BioelectronicsBSR / Sensory deprivation



 

848 – New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future by James Bridle (2018 book)

As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world.
In reality, we are lost in a sea of information, increasingly divided by fundamentalism, simplistic narratives, conspiracy theories, and post-factual politics. Meanwhile, those in power use our lack of understanding to further their own interests. Despite the apparent accessibility of information, we’re living in a new Dark Age.new dark age
From rogue financial systems to shopping algorithms, from artificial intelligence to state secrecy, we no longer understand how our world is governed or presented to us. The media is filled with unverifiable speculation, much of it generated by anonymous software, while companies dominate their employees through surveillance and the threat of automation.
In his brilliant new work, leading artist and writer James Bridle surveys the history of art, technology, and information systems, and reveals the dark clouds that gather over our dreams of the digital sublime. (VERSO)

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805 – Spectral (2016)

timespace coordinates: near-future Chișinău,  Moldova

Spectral is an American military science fiction action film directed by Nic Mathieu. The screenplay was written by Ian Fried, Mathieu and George Nolfi from a screen story by Fried. The film stars James Badge DaleMax MartiniEmily Mortimer, and Bruce Greenwood.  Described as a supernatural Black Hawk DownSpectral centers on a special-ops team dispatched to fight supernatural beings who have taken over a European city. (wiki)

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