The Great Life Extension Debate

March 16, 2008 at 2:39 am 1 comment

Here’s our final video. It looks into the pros and cons of extending our human lives beyond their normal capacity.

To enhance the feeling of a debate we decided to animate our parts of the script separately then link them together so that there would be a clear distinction between the arguments for (white text) and against (black text) life extension. We also agreed to leave the debate open so that the viewer is left to decide where they stand on the issue.

* “The Great Life Extension Debate”
* Created By: Fiona McDougall and Marnina Herrmann
* YSDN 3009 section M
* Instructor David Gelb
* York/Sheridan Joint Program in Design
* Sound Effects from A1 Free Sound Effects, Pac DV and Soundsnap
* fio-mar©2008


Entry filed under: FINAL DELIVERABLES, Final Process, Live Forever.

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  • 1. Kevin Dewalt  |  April 5, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    This video is awesome! Fantastic job.

    I’m a volunteer with the Methuselah Foundation, the group dedicated to reversing the damage of human aging in our lifetime. You have elegantly and clearly captured many facets of this complicated discussion.

    Is there anyone we can speak to about permission to play the video at one of our conferences?

    You can reach us at

    Thanks again…we really enjoyed it.

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