Seeking Mavis Beacon
Writer/Director: Jazmin Jones
Producer: Guetty Felin
One of the most influential Black women in technology is a figment of our collective imagination. Mavis Beacon was invented by the Co-Founder of Myspace to sell the world’s most popular typing software, but the real woman she was modeled after disappeared in 1995.
Through reenactments, interviews, & vérité recordings, Seeking Mavis Beacon explores the past, present, and future(s) of two women who share a body, while considering critical questions about anthropomorphization, artificial intelligence, & autonomy.
Partners: Field of Vision, Cinereach
Expected Release: 2022
*12 minute sample available upon request