Algokid.M

Insight:
algorithms and parenting contain similar mechanisms.

An algorithm is an unambiguous specification of how to solve a class of problems (as a parent you wouldn’t call it “problems”, but you have a set of goals for your child that you want to achieve). Algorithms can perform calculations, data processing, automated reasoning, and other tasks.

As an effective method, an algorithm can be expressed within a finite amount of space and time and in a well-defined formal language for calculating a function. Starting from an initial state (your child is growing up by learning new skills, but before they have those skills you can also call it alsoan‘initial state’) and initial input, the instructions describe a computation that, when executed, proceeds through a finite number of well-defined successive states, eventually producing “output” (eventually you want the child to have all the skills to function right in this society) and terminating at a final ending state.

Project:
Apple & Google, for example, won’t stop to influence the young generations with their products. So, as parents we have to think about what we may or may not leave in the hands of algorithms and smart devices in the (near) future.

Algokid.M is here to inform parents, showing them what algoritms are capable by showing them the dangers (and advantagesthey can get out) of a smart device.
In this film we claim that smart devices will take over a big part of nurture. The film is made to create awareness around this subject; is this a desirable development?

Team:
Art & Concept director – Raisa van der Kroef 
Film – Yuma Eekman 
Assistant Film/ Light – Uriel Matahelumual
Geluid – Theo Rekelhof
Actor (Kid) –  Tygo Ridderbos
Actor (Mom) – Julie van der Meiden
Styling/ make up – Catherine Gavrilyuk
Editing – Renate Bijlholt
Voice (smart speaker) – Bought online