PostHuman: A Video Series on Transhumanism
In the year 2014, the film-makers want to write, produce and release at least 6 more fully animated episodes. The plan is to investigate a range of different transhumanist themes, consider the arguments in favor, highlight the greatest dangers, and articulate the most significant implications for humanity.
The main concern behind the idea is that critical topics and concepts such transhumanism are not getting the coverage they need. The aim for the video series is to bring awareness to the most important conversation humanity needs to be having, and to do it in a way that’s accessible, balanced and educational.
In addition to animating the ideas and concepts, the film-makers want to seek out and challenge influential transhumanist thinkers. They will record the interviews, and include the highlights at the end of the videos.
The kickstarter campaign aims to raise £65,000.
PostHuman: An Introduction to Transhumanism is the first part of a video series on transhumanism. The film-makers investigate three dominant areas of transhumanism: super longevity, super intelligence and super wellbeing, and briefly cover the ideas of thinkers Aubrey de Grey, Ray Kurzweil and David Pearce.
Your Donations will pay for:
Original animation and illustration built from scratch
Production, direction, research and writing
Essential production equipment
Custom soundtracks and SFX for each episode
Professional voice work and studio time
Hours and hours of joyful editing
High quality interviews with transhumanist thinkers (equipment, transport, etc)
Kickstarter fees, taxes, costs, etc
Remember, it’s Kickstarter policy that if we don’t reach our funding goal, the money will not be debited from your account, so when you “pledge” you don’t actually pay anything, you “promise” to pay when and if the project has enough backers. This means the system will automatically charge your account at the end of the funding period, if there are enough such “promises”.
I myself think that this is a great idea. The film-makers already did a great job on the pilot episode above and I believe that, if they succeed in raising the funds they need, the consequent episodes will likely be better.
For these reasons I have personally made a modest contribution to the PostHuman kickstarter campaign as a video series on transhumanism that is much needed today and will be even more relevant in 2014.
Let’s help make this happen by donating to the PostHuman kickstarter campaign!