The Supremacy of the Idea

9:37 min, 2010

The Supremacy of the Idea is based on E.M. Forster’s short story The Machine Stops, a dystopian story that is frighteningly relevant 100 years later.The surface of the earth has become uninhabitable and humankind has created a new Über-machine which allows them to live underground in a new artificial world of mediated communication via screens and speech tubes. To have ideas is the ultimate goal. Then something goes wrong.