A generation of artists and hackers have emerged on the internet, inventing open source technologies for art and design. CLOUDS is an interactive documentary and a portrait of this community of digital pioneers explored through the lens of code and networks.
A story about software, created using software, CLOUDS represents a new form of media. In its hybrid format, somewhere between a documentary and a videogame, CLOUDS allows viewers to follow their curiosity through a network of ideas and conversations about art and code visualized in immersive 3D generated worlds.
Directed by Jonathan Minard and James George
Jonathan Minard is a filmmaker and media historian who investigates culture through the lens of data and networks. His films consider how science fiction and technology shape our hopes and fears about the future.
James George is an artist using code to discover creative potential in emerging technology. He created DepthKit, a widely used open source system for the application of depth sensors to cameras in 3D cinema.