Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine is a 2003 documentary film by Vikram Jayanti about the match between Garry Kasparov, the highest rated chess player in history and the World Champion for 15 years (1985–2000), and Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer created by IBM.
In 1997, Kasparov played his second chess match against Deep Blue, a computer designed specifically to beat Kasparov in chess. In the second game, Kasparov set a trap that most computers fall for. Deep Blue didn't fall for it. From this experience, Kasparov suspected IBM, the creator of Deep Blue, of cheating by using a human player during the game to increase the strategic strength of the computer. As a metaphor for this suspicion, the film weaves in the story of the Turk, a hoax involving a chess-playing automaton built in the eighteenth century, but secretly operated by human beings. (The film also implies that Deep Blue's heavily promoted victory was a ploy by IBM to boost its market value.) Deep Blue went on to win the match in the sixth game, marking the first time in history that a computer defeated the World Champion in a match of several games.
The film was nominated for a 2003 International Documentary Association award. It was coproduced by Alliance Atlantis and the National Film Board of Canada.
Course Lecture Titles: 1. The City as Container, the Artist as Mapmaker 2. Lost in Space 3. The Marketplace 4. The Family Plot, or Municipal Bonds 5. Urban Apocalypse 6. Transmission and Storage 7. The Industrialized City and the Machine Vision 8. A Movable Feast
Fan Death is a disco band which started in Brooklyn, New York in 2007 and are now based in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2008 Erol Alkan remixed and released their debut single Veronica's Veil on his Phantasy Sounds label. To date Fan Death has played shows with Florence and The Machine, Metronomy, Telepathe, Late Of The Pier and Franz Ferdinand as well as at the Afisha festival in Moscow and in Mexico City. They have been featured in international magazines such as NME, The Fader, Nylon Magazine, The Guardian Newspaper, Dazed and Confused Magazine and on the cover of Italy's Pig Magazine surrounded by naked men. The band recorded an EP in 2009 with the help and assistance of Kevin James Maher. Also in 2009, they have remixed artists such as Ladyhawke, Frankmusik, The Virgins, Lindstrom, The Lost Valentinos and Datarock. The name is a reference to the South Korean myth regarding the fear of suffocation via electric fan.