C-U: A Vision of the Future

  • Client:
    CCNet, University of Illinois Office of Public Engagement
  • Title:
    Champaign-Urbana: A Vision of the Future
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A short film produced for the TEDxUIUC event that took place April 10th, 2010 in Champaign/Urbana Illinois. Presented by CCNet.

Champaign-Urbana. The Year is 2025

How has our community changed?

How have our lifestyles changed?

What stories will we tell about the way we lived in 2010?


“Genius! The production quality is incredibly high, too (sound, visual, transitions, text, pace), especially given the (lack of) time and resources. The whole is focused beautifully on three innovations that are pragmatic and credible and already at root here. The science fiction dimension (extrapolation of present tech and its social impacts) is treated with realism and sense — there’s nothing far-fetched.

And the whole is humanized through sympathetic and believable interviews with real, diverse, interesting people — sure the solar house guy is nerdy, but he’s a nerd with a great life and a glass of wine. And advocacy is shown across groups, from city to university to students / grassroots to researchers to private individuals just making things work.

I was especially struck by the careful filming that gave a sense of progress that isn’t fully realized on the ground yet (that shot of the Twike in the complete street, e-powered / peddle-powered lane). Master stroke!”

Kelly Searsmith, Ph.D. Assistant Director for Planning and Development, edream Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media Institute. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


“Shatterglass’s work has a high-quality finish that is typically only found in large studios in major metropolitan areas. They are very creative and are able to work under crushing deadlines when needed. It is awesome to have such talent right here in our community.”

Melia Smith, CCNet

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