This Panda is Dancing - Time Well Spent

This video was launched along with Time Well Spent, a movement to align technology with our humanity. 

the Attention Economy, technology and media are designed to maximize our screen-time. But what if they were designed to help us live by our values?

What if news & media companies were creating content that enriched our lives, vs. catering to our most base instincts for clicks? What if social platforms were designed to help us create our ideal social lives, instead of to maximize time-on site and “likes”? What if dating apps measured their success in how well they helped us find what we’re looking for instead of in number of swipes?

As technology gets more and more engaging, and as AI and VR become more and more prevalent in our day-to-day lives, we need to take a look at how we’re structuring our future.

This video was viewed over 1,000,000 times on Facebook alone, was staff picked by Vimeo, and was the Jury pick in the Audience Awards

Credits

After the release of this video, Max was invited to give a talk at Google on the Time Well Spent movement and state of modern technology & storytelling. 

After the release of this video, Max was invited to give a talk at Google on the Time Well Spent movement and state of modern technology & storytelling. 

Director, Co-producer, & Visual Effects: Sander van Dijk: sandervandijk.tv
Writer, Co-producer & Lead Actor: Max Stossel: maxstossel.com
Production Company: Yacht Club Films
Director of Photography: Conor Murphy
Color: RCO
Music & Sound Design: Wesley Slover -
Steadicam Operator: Kyle Fasanella
Graphic Artist: Aaron Kemnitzer
CG Artist: Joseph Pistono
Visual Effects Assistant: Chelsea Galen
Roto Assistant: Regina Morgan-Munoz
Lead Actress: Crystal Lee
Special Thanks: Chantal Stafford-Abbott, Radha Agrawal, Anneke Jong, Jacob Tugendrach, Alex Mizrahi, David Markowitz, Gene Gurkoff, Taryn Southern Katie Growald, Steph Bagley, Joel Wishkovsky, Amy Karr, Erica Shay, Kurt Peloquin, Tobias Rose Stockwell, Erica Berger, Nora Graham, Elana Meta, Julian Dufault, Michael Rosen, Kelly Stoecklin, Adam London, Gary Su, Auston Copeland, Katya Stepanov, Betty Kay Kendrick, Zach Bell, David Yarus, Stephan Cesarini, Jon Morris, Michelle Finizio, Lauren Bille, Felicity Conrad, Abel Costa, Ria Bouttier, James Hercher, Sarah Knapp, Simon Roberts, Alex Abelin, & Dan Fredinburg

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