“The Redness of Red” Animated Short by Emily Downe

Animator/director/illustrator/designer Emily Downe in London: “What does it mean to be conscious in a world that is becoming increasingly artificially intelligent? Can machines really see?

“Based on an interview with a professor in artificial intelligence, this short documentary uses analog techniques to explore the human tendency to anthropomorphize simple drawings, and how we might do the same to machines.”

School: Royal College of Art
Director/animator: Emily Downe
Sound design: Emily Downe, Iannis Spanos, Jan Willem de With
Music: Jan Willem de With
Sound Mix: Iannis Spanos
In collaboration with the Wellcome Collection, London

Toolkit: Pencil, paint, charcoal, oil on paper