Freedom Of Choice – Collobarative Brief

Do you really have Freedom of Choice?

We were assigned a Collaborate! brief, a research-led brief that introduces you to cross-disciplinary practice through collaborative practice. Inspired by a Netflix advert which lets the user decides which direction the video takes, however regardless of the choice the result is the same. (sorry spoiler alert, but still watch it to get what I mean)

I have always been interested in interactive cinema and Ive been dying to push or at least know its limits, can we one day go to a cinema and decide/control the movie? Think of that horror movie you watched the other day, where if only the actor could hear you and not go into the room with the scary and uncanny noise or the romantic comedy where you wish you could let the silly/perfect guy know that they need to go back and claim their soul mates (even though that is the same predictable route the film will take), it might be a bit boring but imagine how shocking it would be if the actor responded to you, by name, on screen!!! (Kinda scary, but really really cool)

This is the project I want pursue, I want to create an interactive film that has been made specifically to provoke and challenge your perspective of the world. In todays world we are encompassed with many choices, many we believe to be our own, I embark on this journey to explore this notion and to question freedom of choice.

To choose is defined as picking out (someone or something) as being the best or most appropriate of two or more alternatives. Freedom is defined as the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. It comes from the word free which is defined as able to act or be done as one wishes; not under the control of another.

So do you make your choices free from control of something else, the government, society, your parents? Do you really have Freedom of Choice?

To make this work I would need a psychologist, an expert or practitioner in a philosophy and a film student.