From the desktop screen of a 2004 computer, a child dissociates into conspiracy sites, malware, porn, and anon forums. ““(ಥ﹏ಥ) ✧_My parents are cia PSY0PS_!!!* ಠ_ಠ”,” directed by Haydon Mayer, takes us through deep corners of the world wide web and slowly away from reality. Greeting us in what seems to be the doorway of the child’s bedroom, a digital phantom lures the young child to the family computer room. A pair of adults, possibly the parents, can be heard yelling through the cracks of a closed door. Escaping the trepidations of this domestic space, the summer evening becomes host to a hyperlink journey. Despite the more recent use of the desktop screen POV, Mayer’s contextual entry point to this online passage offers a reflective nostalgia to early internet users. In addition to some accurately built, period-appropriate websites, the film showcases some crafty 2D animation and graphic design. -Jinho Myung. Created by Haydon Mayer.