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Should we produce more EA-related documentaries?

Thank you for the recommendation! Will reach out.

Should we produce more EA-related documentaries?

Wow I appreciate this document! Especially the "Pressing problems" section. Thank you. I will look more closely at it later.

Agree that the range is very large, we tried to narrow it down to feature film documentaries, but probably ended up including a bit more in terms of format. For example the question of Youtube vs. Documentary movie on streaming platform is interesting to me. My initial thinking on it is that movie documentaries are better for reaching "top down" - it might be able to get you more mainstream media attention, etc. But Youtube is better for "bottom up" - reaching people directly. So the different formats are probably better for different topics.

Should we produce more EA-related documentaries?

FLI's short clips on slaughterbots are interesting as a concept in relation to this:

Should we produce more EA-related documentaries?

Yes! Will actually also mentioned Participant media in his chat. He mentioned it in relation to them funding the movie "Contagion".

Didn't realize Participant had produced Contagion, as well! Reviewing the list of Participant films [], I realize that I saw three of the four 2005 movies they were involved in (the trio that doesn't include Murderball) in theaters or shortly after they came out. All three had a lasting impact on my thinking re: ethics, society, etc.
Should we produce more EA-related documentaries?

Again, speaking only for myself and not my co-author in these comments!

I like your framing of trying out smaller (still ambitious enough though!) and potentially growing. I also think that if we were to produce this type of material on the EA movement that there is so much high quality work that has already been done that could be re-used (while still giving credit to the original creators) that could at least guarantee a relatively high quality to the production in terms of content.

In terms of how one could make a documentary impactful, I also think there... (read more)

Should we produce more EA-related documentaries?

Speaking only for myself and not my co-author, but my spontaneous reaction to your reply is that I agree with what you are saying regarding that this (an EA mindset documentary) would be what would stand out the most among the content that is already out there.

My feeling is still that EA movement would be very opposed to this? My perception has always been that there is such a large emphasis on nuanced communication regarding EA and a preference to always err on the side of caution regarding any "promotion" of the EA movement. Maybe what would be better wo... (read more)

Any EA Documenters/Cinematographers who want to make an EA documentary?

Hi! We just wrote a post on EA documentaries so would be interested to hear more about your thoughts on it and discuss further:

Contest - A New Term For "Eucatastrophe"

Thanks for posting about this David! 

I work at Foresight Institute and I just wanted to let people who are interested in these sort of things know that we interviewed Christine Peterson (Foresight's founder) and asked her what she thought would be a potential Eucatastrophe, and she suggested "a dog that has died and been brought back to life from cryogenics", so we also have a bounty up on describing that (+ an art piece visualizing it) ! All the bounties + the podcast episode are linked from here: 

What would you say gives you a feeling of existential hope, and what can we do to inspire more of it?

No we haven't! But that sounds like something that could be super impactful. What language would be the most important ones? Mandarin and Spanish?

What are some artworks relevant to EA?

I loved this post!! This website has a bunch of art collected that people have submitted because it  inspires them to feel existential hope: It's not been updated for a few years now but I work for Foresight Institute who created the website and this year we are going to do a big re-vamping of it. If you have more of this type content I think it would be great to feature on the XHope web :)