The films examine the topic from different angles, thinking beyond the product - looking at how cities have historically been designed around cars and what cities of the future might be like, what prediction tells us about present concerns, and how technology and mobility are inextricably related.
We'll be launching one film a week during February - and we'd love to know what you think.
The mini-documentaries feature various awesome thinkers and visionaries including:
Buzz Aldrin, retired astronaut
Marissa Mayer, VP of location servies at Google
Syd Mead, futurist and conceptual designer for Blade Runner
Graham Hill, Founder, TreeHugger.com
Robin Chase, Founder, ZipCar
George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic
...with more to come as the films roll out.
The site - BMWActivatetheFuture.com - will host discussions around the future of mobility - and each film will come with associated content to explore the topics further.
The films and conversations were inspired as BMW began to plan for the field trial for the ActiveE - their first electric vehicle concept.
The films, conversations, the ActiveE itself, all make up part of BMW's larger focus on collaborating to create the future of mobility.
Nick Berkte is better known to the recombinant as Pogo, the Australian slicer and sequencer who created those haunting remixes of classic movies.
He's taking on a new project - and wants your help, funding each new 'track' with the proceeds from the previous and kicking it all off on Kickstarter - to remix the real world, sampling the sights and sounds of places and people, and blending them into audiovisual bricolage.
This is, in some ways, an entirely new form of remix culture, as it is being made not from pre-existing fragments of culture, but audio and visual clips of the world, which are being created exclusively for the '[re]mix'.
'Art' has always been locked in an inextricable relationship with the 'the world' - representing, reflecting - all the way back to imagination itself, in Locke's formulation, using simple ideas acquired from [perceived in] the real world, like horses and horns, and remixing them into unicorns.