Synthetic Pleasures, conceived as an electronic road movie and concerned with both the look and the language of high-tech culture, is a sci-fi documentary that investigates cutting-edge technologies and the influence they had on our culture as we approached the twenty-first century.
A combination of "rockumentary," art exposé, and culture-critical investigation, 8 BIT ties together the 1980s demo scene, chip-tune music, and artists using “machinima” and modified computer games.
Based on the novel by J. G. Ballard. After a road accident leaves a former "TV scientist" with serious bodily scarring, he becomes obsessed with the marriage of automotive technology and what he views as the "raw sexuality" of car-crash victims. Courtesy of New Line Cinema.
Max is a genius mathematician who has built a home supercomputer that he believes can provide a key for understanding all existence. Representatives from both a Hasidic cabalistic sect and a high-powered Wall Street firm learn of his secret and attempt to seduce him.