Mike Winkelmann aka Beeple is a graphic designer and Cinema 4D wizard whose prolific output of colourful, futuristic graphics is out of this world. But Beeple doesn’t want you thinking that technological advances, and our huge, ever-increasing dependence on digital technology, is always a good thing. Far from it.
His latest large-scale project is this absolutely mental piece called ZERO-DAY, with music by Standingwave, which is any technophobe’s worst nightmare. “After the success of STUXNET, a virus written by the United States to destroy Iranian uranium enrichment facilities, the US government could no longer deny it was developing cyber weapons meant to do physical damage.
“With US companies and agencies under constant attack from state-sponsored Chinese hackers, it is only a matter of time before tensions boil over and more sensitive infrastructure is targeted,” he continues. “As more of our devices (cars, homes, etc) become connected, we will become more and more vulnerable to the physical threat of cyber warfare.”
Not a comforting thought, but that shouldn’t deter you from watching ZERO-DAY.