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Computing as a Subversive Activity: Revolution OS and iBrotha

As the computer becomes the most significant tool ever placed in the hands of humanity, control of its future becomes a political issue--a situation explored both seriously and humorously in these two films. Variants of Microsoft's Windows operating system dominate the world market, but a vocal and growing minority of users continues to take a stand against platform homogeneity. JTS Moore's Cinemascope documentary Revolution OS provides insight into the Open Source/Free Software movement that produced the Linux operating system. Moore provides interviews with Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds, and Eric Raymond, luminaries of "a grassroots revolution that continually, through no grand design, kept battling one of the most powerful corporations on Earth: Microsoft."

This full-length feature was preceded by the US premiere of iBrotha, a satirical short starring Neil Rayment (The Matrix: Reloaded) as Brother Copland, a Malcolm X-style revolutionary who is determined to end anti-Macintosh prejudice "by any means necessary."

[.] Review of R/OS (Film Threat)
[.] Review of iBrotha (Wired)

[ PIXELS 2003 ]





Flash Animations: The Screen and I


The Choreography of Motion: Animated Paintings


Ephemeral Digital Media: Amiga Dreams


Computing as a Subversive Activity: Revolution OS and iBrotha


Guerrilla News Network: AfterMath and Selections from the GNN Bunker


A Study in Pixilation


Negativland’s Mark Hosler: Creative Media Resistance


Rick Prelinger: Beyond Copyright Consciousness


Artificial Intelligence from Eliza to The Sims