Interactive Documentary Highlights The Deadly Sins Of The Digital Age
The Guardian and the National Film Board of Canada lets you choose to absolve or condemn people for online transgressions.
The seven deadly sins have long been a part of our cultural history, but they don't just apply to the physical world. As part of a collaboration between the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), The Guardian newspaper and digital production company Jam3, you can now explore lust, envy, pride, wrath, gluttony, greed, and sloth in all their digital forms. In an age when Internet use is unavoidable, there's a good chance you're guilty of some of the Seven Digital Deadly Sins.
Once you click through to the project's website, you're greeted by an intro video that features well-known comedians such as Mary Walsh, Bill Bailey, and Josie Long, along with singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, novelist Gary Shteyngart, and writer Jon Ronson. Each section features a video from one of the people mentioned above, along with stories of people's various transgressions. There are also short confessions, which give you the option to absolve or condemn someone for afterwards.