• We are the Transparent Machines™                                     | fullscreen please |

  • Our society is obsessed with the conflicting concepts of transparency and privacy. 

    We are “outraged” by the actions of the NSA, yet continue to willfully upload more and more of our personal information to Facebook and Google. This film explores the contradictory nature of our actions and beliefs regarding transparency.


  • "This video came as sort of a reaction to seeing friends and family who were complaining about privacy issues on Facebook which to me seemed to be a bit contradictory.  I think this is sort of something that’s inherently human, we want privacy but we also want to share our lives with others.  Unfortunately sometimes these two desires come into conflict."

  • I wanted the overall look to be very complicated and very quick because that is really how I see this issue.  Things are changing very quickly as we share more and more of our data through new technology like smartphones and I also think this is a subject that is very complex.


  • download the  entire cinema4d project file (Creative Commons): 

    directed by: beeple
    sound design: standingwave / soundcloud.com/standingwave
    music: hecq - pulverized / hecq.de
    voice over: rachel salaman

    more creative commons projects: vimeo.com/channels/beeple