Technology & Society


Digital Addicts 54 min.

Children as young as three are becoming addicted to mobile phones, harming their development and causing possible long-term damage. We follow some of the youngest cases and hear how our brains are affected by exposure to screens. We also learn how platforms like snapchat or facebook are engineered to make them hyper-addictive. Three year old Ryan doesn’t speak, avoids eye contact and frequently ha...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Swipe Left: Dating Apps Have Killed Romance: A Debate 105 min.

Every day, more and more people are turning to dating apps to find love. More than 49 million Americans—almost one out of six—have given digital dating a try. But are dating apps really designed to promote long-lasting romance? Apps like Tinder and Bumble make finding a date as easy as swiping right, while digital platforms like Match.com and OkCupid use specialized algorithms to help users find t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Internet Warriors 22 min.

In this video, meet online 'trolls' who use the internet to harass and threaten others. Director Kyrre Lien meets a global group of strongly opinionated individuals, who spend their time online debating the subjects they care most strongly about. Topics include President Donald Trump, Lady Gaga, LGBT youth, the Syrian War, and Muslim Immigration.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Erica 15 min.

Erica is 23. She has a beautiful, neutral face and speaks with a synthesized voice. She has a degree of autonomy—but cannot move her hands yet. Hiroshi Ishiguro is her ‘father’ and the bad boy of Japanese robotics. Together they will redefine what it means to be human and reveal that the future is closer than we might think.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

European Inventor Award, 2017 100 min.

Established in 2006, European Inventor Award is presented each year by the European Patent Office to 15 individuals and teams whose groundbreaking inventions give answers to the challenges of our time and thus contribute to social progress, economic growth and prosperity. This series introduces the inventions of the 15 winners in 2017.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

The Disruptors 53 min.

Jamie Bartlett uncovers the reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world. He visits Uber's lavish offices in San Francisco and hears how the company believes it is improving our cities. But in Hyderabad, India, Jamie sees the human consequences of Uber's utopian vision. Riding shotgun in a truck as it drives itself for more than a hundred miles on a highway, Jamie ask...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Persuasion Machine 53 min.

Jamie Bartlett reveals how Silicon Valley's mission to connect the world is disrupting democracy. Many of the tech gods were dismayed when Donald Trump won the American presidency, but did they actually help him win? With the help of a key insider from the Trump campaign's digital operation, Jamie unravels the role played by social media in getting Trump into the White House. He learns how Faceboo...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Secrets of Silicon Valley 100 min.

Technological capital Silicon Valley is transforming the way we think, work and live. Who is in charge, are there any rules, and what does it mean for the future? Journalist Jamie Bartlett visits the Valley’s notoriously zany workspaces (which include silent disco zones) and meets the young entrepreneurs keen to make their mark—and millions in the process. Bartlett also talks to those fighting bac...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Changing Times 58 min.

Since our teens were born, the world has transformed: from changing families to economic uncertainties and competition, all in the glare of the social media spotlight. In this episode, Professor Robert Winston and Professor Tanya Byron follow our teens through their GCSE year to discover how they are being shaped by these unique times. In a bold experiment, Child of Our Time teens gave us access t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Child of Our Time 2016 100 min.

This landmark TV experiment has followed the lives of 25 children since the year 2000, documenting their development. Now they are 16-year-old teenagers, exploring the opposite sex, becoming more independent and working out who they are. It’s not just our children who are looking and behaving differently. Since they were born, the very nature of family life and society has transformed. How does gr...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017