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Documentary Shows POVs on Interacting with Artificial Life

 - Feb 12, 2013
References: cohenvanbalen & we-make-money-not-art
Kingyo Kingdom is a documentary that contemplates the human point of view and responsibilities on recent genetic engineering and the subsequent artificial life creations. The documentary showcases the lives, living habitats and the presentation of the genetically manipulated goldfish in Japan.

There are some rather thought-provoking scenes in the movie about the packaging of the goldfish in order for shipments. The movie makes the audience wonder: even though people have engineered these beings, does that give them the right to look at them as "living products?"

Since society is so used to perceiving things it creates as products, this new form of human-made creation is a recent and contemplative one. The documentary successfully makes the audience wonder how this new perception would affect its emotion and behaviors.