Thanks for visiting. I'm Silas.
I'm a filmmaker and post-graduate student at The University of Oxford.
As an evolutionary biologist with an interest in the internet, my recent focus has been on the structural role of echo-chamber formation, the cultural inheritance of online information, and the implications of AI-designed structure within the virtual environment.
As a filmmaker, I've written and directed narrative and factual content. My first film, 'the sex lives of eels’ (2015) was produced in 100 hours as part of the Film-Racing competition, for which it received honorable mention. It has since been screened at the 'Vaults' film festival in London, and Melbourne's 'filmonik' festival. In 2016 myself and collaborator Luke Rollason were commissioned by the UK Arts Council to write and direct 'Surfing’, a 3 minute art film for Channel 4 Random Acts. The film went on to make official selection for the BAFTA-qualifying 'Aesthetica' short film festival, and was screened with the touring 'playback' film festival. In 2018 my short film 'GOLEM' won at the Earl's Court and New Forest Film Festivals, and was a finalist at the Oxford International Short Film Festival.
In collaboration with Angel Sharp Media I have directed and produced two BBC Ideas documentaries. These focused on the spread and history of conspiracy theories, and the history of Icelandic Folklore. I have also produced commercial content for Greenpeace and the RAF.