The Journey to the Center of the Natural Machine

Institute History

  • 2017 Sundance Film Festival


From the Oldowan rock to the supercomputer, tools have guided our brain’s evolution, developing it into the most complicated object in the known universe. The human brain today is a natural machine that defines the world as we know it. Journey with a friend on an augmented reality headset to come face-to-face with the earliest days of human brain development, and travel through to its evolution as the fulcrum of our extraordinary and always-growing abilities to create, communicate, and collaborate.

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Friday, January 20–Friday, January 27, 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday, January 28, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Credential holders only

— Shari Frilot

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier
  • Film Type: VR
  • Run Time: 8 min.
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