INTERNET RISING is a digi-documentary investigating the evolving relationships between the Internet and collective consciousness of humanity. It provokes many questions about ancient and modern paradoxes of life, its pleasures and pains... and the gray area contrasts in between - but most of all it is meant to be an inspiring conversation starter; a launchpad for future remixes of a collective search for some meaning/mindfulness. It is also spiced with a bit of humorous satire to give our *overloaded* BIG DATA _information_ dump() brains a little break from the daily race :)

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INTERNET RISING is a labor of love comprising a rapid fire mashup stream of live interviews all conducted within the web sphere. The film’s participants include many profound personalities and key internet influencers ranging from professors, corporate academics, futurists, researchers, writers, bloggers, media creators, activists, gamers, educators, scientists, artists, innovators - real humans, all of whom provide amazing insights into how our state of the world is changing and transforming via various forces of economic, social, geographic, political, cultural, philosophical development... all centered around technology’s transformative and generative power, revealing the acceleration of human development towards an ever more hyper-interconnected integral whole, while at the same time, paradoxically reflecting the emerging conflicts from historic individuation, separation, isolation and fragmentation of all systems and cultures.

the filmmakers

Andrew Kenneth Martin

is an actor, director and visual artist known for exploring unconventional, meaningful stories in innovate ways, hoping to entertain and inspire himself and the world around him to be a more thoughtful place.

 

Marina Eisen

studied journalism at new york university and has been an editor, producer, organizer, music promoter and operations manager. After growing up on a steady diet of MTV and pop culture, in recent years her interest has turned to creating collaborative communities, art & media that raises awareness, and most importantly, raising a family.

 

Alex Eisen

is a computer scientist, infosec analyst, tech editor and associate professor; researching parallels between evolutionary progression of 'disruptive tech' and advancement of digital global culture/society. Spoken at conferences, edited books, advised start-ups, taught at UAT.edu and now hopes to be involved in creating integral edu-tainment media for generations Z, alpha and on..