A movie about humanity and machine paranoia
Originally written as part of our 2040 production, Human.V.oid is a courtroom drama, which is now brought to you in movie form. In 50 minutes, Human.V.oid questions the place of robots (or AI / machines) in our society by 2040, and what it takes to be ‘human’.
Did you miss the screening events of Human.V.oid? Good news: We released the movie online on 28 August 2022, and you are able to watch it from the comfort of your home.
If you met us in one of our free public events, you were not only the first to see the movie and engage with our cast and crew, but also got the chance to take part in our after movie discussions moderated by our guest researcher from Radboud University.
These 2 public screenings took place in Nijmegen and Apeldoorn, were free of charge, and had the below agenda:
- Human.V.oid movie screening (~1 hour)
- After movie discussion session with Marieke Wieringa (RU researcher) and Cozmo (the robot) (~30min)
- Further Q&A and drinks with some of the cast and crew of Human.V.oid (~30min)
It’s the year 2040. A patient has died under the care of a (human) doctor and a medical humanoid assistant. In court, a jury tries to determine whether this loss was due to a machine, or a human error. Meanwhile, protestors gather outside the court, and two siblings from the opposing sides challenge each other.
After Movie with Marieke and Cozmo (the robot)
After watching Human.V.oid, an open discussion about some of the key topics of the movie awaits our audience. Radboud University researcher Marieke Wieringa will be moderating this session. “My research focuses on communication between humans and social robots. Here I focus on the way in which we are influenced by robots that simulate human emotions.” Marieke is not only going to bring a critical perspective and expert knowledge about AI, humanoids, and robot-human interactions to the discussion, but she is also going to bring Cozmo the robot with her for our audience to interact with!
|Writers||Alexandra Granberg, Piyush Sharma|
|Executive Producers||Tulya Kavaklioglu, Céline Thomas|
|Unit Production Manager||Coco Clements|
|Director of Photography & Video Editor||Devansh Gupta|
|Assistant Camera||Coco Clements|
|Assistant Video Editors||Alexandra Granberg, Suchika Maharshi, Coco Clements|
|Sound Crew||Daniel Buijze, Elitsa Bahovska, Coco Clements|
|Sound Design||Daniel Buijze, Devansh Gupta, Coco Clements|
|Supervising Script Editors||Esther O’toole, Coco Clements|
|Set and Art Design||Coco Clements|
|Costume, Hair and Makeup Design||Cora Greif, Tulya Kavaklioglu|
|Marketing||Tulya Kavaklioglu, Devansh Gupta|
Devansh Gupta and Coco Clements as Reporters
Sylvia Hoppenbrouwers as Security Guard
Special thanks to:
Also thanks to the original cast and crew of Human.V.oid as part of the “2040” production, who were not given the chance to complete the project due to restrictions against the spread of coronavirus disease.
PRODUCERS Tulya Kavaklioglu, Céline Thomas. DIRECTOR Puk Speckens. CO-DIRECTORS Carmen Vazquez, Tjitse Wolf. PLAYWRIGHTS Alexandra Granberg, Piyush Sharma. SCRIPT EDITORS Alexandra Granberg, Coco Clements. SUPERVISORY DIRECTOR AND EDITOR Esther O’toole. DÉCOR AND PROPS Céline Thomas, Coco Clements, Anssi Kemppainen, Carmen Vazquez, Clara Maine, Marion Ducreux, Sofie Vriends. COSTUMES Puk Speckens, Carmen Vazquez, Piyush Sharma. HAIR AND MAKEUP Puk Speckens, Bianca Weiland, Melissa Craggs. TECHNIQUE Tulya Kavaklioglu, Anssi Kemppainen, Piyush Sharma. MULTIMEDIA Devansh Gupta, Clara Maine, Piyush Sharma, Coco Clements, Céline Thomas, Alexandra Granberg, Stefan Riegl. STAGE MANAGER Jasmijn Wellner. MARKETING Tulya Kavaklioglu, Piyush Sharma, Céline Thomas.
INFINITY Clara Maine. COSMO AMBROSIA Tulya Kavaklioglu. MO ADAM Piyush Sharma. SALDUTTI Thomas Draper. JAMEELA Sofie Vriends. SELLO Carmen Vazquez. FRANCESCA EVE Sarah Fünke. JUDGE Anssi Kemppainen. ACTIVISTS Céline Thomas, Melissa Craggs, Bianca Weiland. OTHERS Marion Ducreux, Daniela Zimmermann, Alex Terziev.