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The Octopus Network

A cooperation between Marco Mezzavilla, a telecommunications scientists from Italy based in New York, and Valerie van Zuijlen, a filmmaker from the Netherlands. A living organism to host, extend, connect, and express our senses. The Octopus Network is our attempt to capture the boundless motion of human senses, thoughts, and emotions that are constantly flowing around us - transported over invisible waves that dance to the vibrational rhythm of electromagnetism, one of the four fundamental forces of nature. We explored the spectrum in which physical boundaries become virtually boundless. During this exploratory journey, we met distant strangers that felt closer than ever. We switched roles, we stretched our senses, we created virtual spaces that gave us a sense of natural equilibrium, collectiveness, togetherness, and sensorial flow.

Director Details

Valerie van Zuijlen, Marco Mezzavilla

University and General Public (17+ years)
  • Categories Non-Verbal & Science Shorts

  • Produced by Science Sandbox
  • Running Time 6 minutes
  • Country Italy
  • Year 2020

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