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Heather D. Freeman, Director

heatherfreeman@uncc.edu

704-687-0184

Department of Art & Art History

UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28223

© 2017 by Heather D. Freeman

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The story of social bots, early modern witches,
and how info tech reveals them.

A film by heather d. freeman
Coming WINTER 2020
The early modern witch's familiar and today’s social bot are both uncanny, shape-shifting entities — products of revolutionary information technologies. The movable type press and social media altar individual fears and beliefs which in turn change the fortunes of communities and nations.

“I went in the liknes of a kea, the s{ai}d elspet chishom wes in the shap of a catt ... and did cast thrie knotts on each thried in the divellis name....”

Excerpt from the confessions of Issobell Gowdie (1662, Aulderne Scotland)
 

SOCIAL
BOTS

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FAMILIARS

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FILM

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JOURNEY

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DIRECTOR

HEATHER D. FREEMAN

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

HAMILTON WARD

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