CinemaTech: Eighth Grade depicts how thoroughly tech has embedded itself into kids’ lives

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. SPOILER WARNING: An informal poll of the ITWC editorial team tells me there's a good chance you

Published on: August 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Isle of Dogs proves there’s a limit to what technology can replace

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. Isle of Dogs, writer-director Wes Anderson's latest exercise in fastidious world-building, isn't explicitly about technology, but that

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Black Panther asks what innovators owe the world

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. There are many elements to love about Black Panther, the latest action extravaganza from Marvel Studios -

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: The Emoji Movie’s a case study in how not to market mobility

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. I can’t say I wasn’t warned. The Emoji Movie currently enjoys a seven per cent “freshness” rating

Published on: September 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: The Circle knows that an evil Google would be welcomed with open arms

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. It often surprises me how, in an era where a surveillance state is not only possible but

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Black Mirror offers multiple portrayals of how technology could destroy society

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. I have generalized anxiety disorder. At least once a day I'll finish having a conversation with someone

Published on: April 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Prep & Landing and Arthur Christmas turn the North Pole into an old-fashioned tech hub

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. I often wonder if, or how, today's parents are able to keep their children in the dark

Published on: December 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: In Arrival, tech is the glue that binds societies together

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. Early in Arrival, Canadian director Denis Villeneuve's thoughtful new science fiction film, scientist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner)

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: How technology makes Zootopia one of Disney’s most realistic films

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood's periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. Disney movies have always had an odd relationship with technology. It's not that Walt himself was averse

Published on: October 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Morgan the latest (and lazy) example of how technology will doom us all

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. Warning: Spoilers follow for Morgan, a low-budget thriller currently in theatres that I don't especially recommend. Try

Published on: September 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: 5 reasons Nerve’s extreme mobile game makes no sense – and why it doesn’t matter

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood's periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke I don't blame screenwriters and

Published on: August 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood