We tweet, we like, and we share— but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? As digital platforms increasingly become a lifeline to stay connected, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen.
The Social Dilemma is a powerful exploration of the disproportionate impact that a relatively small number of engineers in Silicon Valley have over the way we think, act, and live our lives. The film deftly tackles an underlying cause of our viral conspiracy theories, teenage mental health issues, rampant misinformation and political polarization, and makes these issues visceral, understandable, and urgent. Through a unique combination of documentary investigation and entertaining narrative drama, award-winning filmmakers Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice, Chasing Coral) and Larissa Rhodes (Chasing Coral) have once again exposed the invisible in a manner that is both enlightening and harrowing as they disrupt the disrupters by unveiling the hidden machinations behind everyone’s favorite social media and search platforms.
7:00pm: Arrive and mingle
7:15pm: Official Welcome
7:30pm: Film begins (1 hour 33 minutes)
9:00pm: Discussion, sharing and connecting
This is part of a series of documentary screenings to come together, learn, raise awareness and discuss.
20 July: The Story of Plastic
27 July: Prayers of the Ancient Ones
3 August: The Pollinators
10 August: My Year of Living Mindfully
28 August: River Blue
5 October: The Great Transmission
12 October: The Social Dilemma
Conscious Action events are a space to connect with like-minded people, collaborate to come up with inspiring ideas, and celebrate what we are already contributing to the collective.
How to get to The Workshop Auckland?
You could consider this as the preferred option of getting to the event. If anyone is interested in the Walking Bus, keep an eye on the Facebook event page.
By public transport
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Alright you cool conscious people - let's try to reduce our event footprint by carpooling! Use the Facebook event page to tell us if you intend to drive, and where from, and perhaps others in your area can join you!
Note that there is some parking at the premises using Parkable. Also, there is street parking, but being Ponsonby, make sure that you leave enough time to find a spot on the street.
Look for the sign on the street and the green door!