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Exploring Internet's history and culture: Digital age in films and series

The fascination with technology and the impact of the Internet on our society has been widely reflected in film and television. These productions not only entertain us but also make us reflect on our relationship with technology and how it shapes our reality.


In this blog, we are going to explore and discuss some films and series that have addressed precisely this topic. The fascination with technology and the impact of the Internet on our society has been widely reflected in film and television. These productions not only entertain us but also make us reflect on our relationship with technology and how it shapes our reality. From futuristic dystopias to contemporary stories, these works offer us a window to examine the implications, challenges, and opportunities that the digital age presents for humanity.


The Matrix, released in 1999, became a cultural icon. Beyond its revolutionary visual effects, the film raises profound questions about reality, perception, and technological dependency. What happens when the line between the digital and physical world blurs? Are we, in some sense, living in a “matrix” created by our own machines?



Black Mirror, a British series, has become a critical lens through which to examine our relationship with technology. Each episode, with a self-contained narrative, explores a different facet of technological impact on society, from social media to artificial intelligence. It is a dark mirror that reflects our deepest hopes and fears.


13th Floor, also known as "The Thirteenth Floor", is a science fiction film released in 1999. The film explores the idea of ​​simulated realities through the story of a man who discovers that his world is actually a holographic simulation of Los Angeles in 1937. As he investigates the mysterious death of his mentor, he delves into multiple layers of reality and conspiracy, questioning the nature of existence and the perception of reality. The film, although not a huge success at the box office, has been appreciated for its intriguing focus on simulation and consciousness.


Mr. Robot is an American television series, released in 2015. The story follows Elliot Alderson, a computer security engineer with social anxiety disorder and clinical depression, who becomes involved in a hacktivist group called fsociety. Guided by an enigmatic figure known only as "Mr. Robot," Elliot and his team attempt to dismantle the corrupt system and corporations that control society from the shadows. The series has been acclaimed for its realistic depiction of piracy and for tackling complex topics such as mental health, identity, and the fight against corporate power.


Her is a film directed by Spike Jonze that explores the relationship between a lonely man, Theodore, and an advanced artificial intelligence named Samantha. Set in the near future, the film delves into the limits of love, humanity, and connection in a world dominated by technology. As Theodore and Samantha develop a deep bond, we are faced with questions about the nature of love and whether or not an AI can feel genuine emotions. How far will artificial intelligence go in its ability to understand and emulate human emotions?


Cinema, culture, and technology

Cinema has historically functioned as a mirror that reflects the trends, concerns, and evolutions of society, including the leading role that technology has assumed in our lives. From visions of futures governed by artificial intelligence to romantic narratives in the age of dating apps, the seventh art immerses us in stories that highlight the challenges and wonders of our digital world. In parallel, culture absorbs and spreads these stories, creating an ongoing dialogue that shapes and is shaped by our interpretation of technology.

This symbiotic relationship between the digital world, education, and cultural representation shows us the immense mark that technology has left in every corner of our society. Culture, in particular, becomes the barometer that measures our collective emotions toward technological advancement, reflecting our aspirations, fears, and curiosities.



Have you recently seen any work that especially highlights our relationship with the digital world?

We're looking forward to our next get-togethers. Until the next episode, digital era explorers! 💡📺

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