|By PR Newswire||
|September 3, 2014 08:40 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huddle Masses (http://www.huddledmasses.com) is thrilled to announce its work with independent film distributor IndiePix on the soon-to-be-released documentary "Dick." As part of the buzz-building campaign, more than 2,000 critics, bloggers and tastemakers received an email link to the YouTube trailer. A five-day marathon of publicity events is set to kick off on September 8, leading up to the September 12 premier.
To say that "Dick" is provocative is an understatement, but that's exactly the impression filmmaker Brian Fender (http://www.brianfender.com/) hoped to achieve. The documentary features a series of candied interviews with 63 anonymous men aged 22 to 83. Their heads out of the frame, each one strips nude for the camera, making his penis the focal point of the shot as well as the conversation.
Fender's interviewees are invited to speak openly about their relationships with their penises and their sense of manhood in general. The film dispenses with all taboos, and many of the subjects remark that never before have they felt comfortable discussing their own bodies and sexuality. These men represent a cross section of modern society, from an ex-marine to a monk to a transsexual.
Fender intends his film to provoke discomfort in audiences, at least at first. He argues convincingly that the awkwardness of seeing and discussing human anatomy is ultimately counterproductive.
"One of the goals with this documentary is to de-stigmatize male anatomy, sexuality and nudity," explained Fender. "It's ironic and even unhealthy that the physical symbol of masculinity is considered so shameful. People literally never talk about the male penis, and so there's a lot of needless mystery and confusion."
The genesis of "Dick" dates back to 2008, when Fender posted a Craigslist ad inviting strangers to his apartment to participate in a documentary. He converted one room into a studio with canvas backdrop and went to great lengths to ensure his subjects felt safe and confident. Filming got underway in 2009.
As a piece of social commentary, Fender believes that "Dick: The Documentary" could have ramifications beyond its humble setting and scope. "I want this film to be a conversation starter. One of those conversations could be the relationship between toxic masculinity and rape culture, and how our silence about male anatomy and sexuality might feed into those phenomena."
IndiePix, a leading distributor of independent feature films and documentaries, prides itself on giving an outlet to filmmakers who push the medium's boundaries. Since 2004, the company has been a resource for independent film fans around the world. The catalog includes classics, festival films and award winners; both established and up-and-coming filmmakers have seen their work reach a wide audience thanks to IndiePix.
"Dick" is significant for its provocative filming and subject matter, but ultimately its more lasting effect may be the honest, humane perspective it brings to traditionally undiscussed topics.
About Huddled Masses
Huddled Masses offers organizations and their agencies access to media buying technology and expertise. The company helps clients grow their revenue and businesses at scale through powerful algorithmic, programmatic optimization of digital campaigns that generate brand awareness and consumer engagement. Huddled Masses specializes in standard and rich media banner marketing, FBX, video, mobile, social media and more with measurable results.
Charles Cantu, CEO and Founder
79 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
SOURCE Huddled Masses
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
Sep. 24, 2016 09:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,595
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Sep. 24, 2016 09:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,317
I'm a lonely sensor. I spend all day telling the world how I'm feeling, but none of the other sensors seem to care. I want to be connected. I want to build relationships with other sensors to be more useful for my human. I want my human to understand that when my friends next door are too hot for a while, I'll soon be flaming. And when all my friends go outside without me, I may be left behind. Don't just log my data; use the relationship graph. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Boyd, Engi...
Sep. 24, 2016 09:15 PM EDT Reads: 1,195
SYS-CON Events announced today that Secure Channels will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The bedrock of Secure Channels Technology is a uniquely modified and enhanced process based on superencipherment. Superencipherment is the process of encrypting an already encrypted message one or more times, either using the same or a different algorithm.
Sep. 24, 2016 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,415
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
Sep. 24, 2016 08:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,434
The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, will discuss the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports. The session will include a working demo and a technical d...
Sep. 24, 2016 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,645
SYS-CON Events announced today the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp, being held November 1-2, 2016, in conjunction with 19th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but with hands-on demos and detailed walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of real world use cases prototyped using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark, and Intel Edison. Y...
Sep. 24, 2016 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,782
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
Sep. 24, 2016 06:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,471
Traditional on-premises data centers have long been the domain of modern data platforms like Apache Hadoop, meaning companies who build their business on public cloud were challenged to run Big Data processing and analytics at scale. But recent advancements in Hadoop performance, security, and most importantly cloud-native integrations, are giving organizations the ability to truly gain value from all their data. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, David Tishgart, Director of Product Marketing ...
Sep. 24, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,698
If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints – either sensors or devices – your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expect...
Sep. 24, 2016 04:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,504
While DevOps promises a better and tighter integration among an organization’s development and operation teams and transforms an application life cycle into a continual deployment, Chef and Azure together provides a speedy, cost-effective and highly scalable vehicle for realizing the business values of this transformation. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yung Chou, a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft, will present a unique opportunity to witness how Chef and Azure work tog...
Sep. 24, 2016 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,549
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
Sep. 24, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,023
SYS-CON Events announced today that China Unicom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE F...
Sep. 24, 2016 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,674
Enterprise IT has been in the era of Hybrid Cloud for some time now. But it seems most conversations about Hybrid are focused on integrating AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google ECM into existing on-premises systems. Where is all the Private Cloud? What do technology providers need to do to make their offerings more compelling? How should enterprise IT executives and buyers define their focus, needs, and roadmap, and communicate that clearly to the providers?
Sep. 24, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,484
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace.
Sep. 24, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 755