We Live in Public

Synopsis
On the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Internet, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC tells the story of the effect the web is having on our society, as seen through the eyes of "the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard of," visionary Josh Harris. Award-winning director Ondi Timoner documented his tumultuous life for more than a decade to create a riveting, cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world inevitably takes control of our lives.

Josh Harris, often called the "Warhol of the Web," founded Pseudo.com, the first Internet television network during the infamous dot-com boom of the 1990s. He also created his vision of the future: "Quiet" an underground bunker in NYC where 100 people lived together on camera for 30 days at the turn of the millennium. With Quiet, Harris proved how, in the not-so-distant future of life online, we will willingly trade our privacy for the connection and recognition we all deeply desire. Through his experiments, including another six-month stint living under 24-hour live surveillance online which led him to mental collapse, he demonstrated the price we will all pay for living in public.

Special features: Josh Harris audio commentary, Ondi Timoner audio commentary,Behind the Scenes: Sundance 09, We Live in Public Trailer (Original), Making of with Ondi Timoner, Josh Commentary Video Highlights, Inside the Bunker: The Pods, Inside the Bunker: The Guns
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2009
Subjects
Social Studies; Information technology; Media studies; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
Internet; surveillance; World Wide Web

Credits

Director
Ondi Timoner

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£5.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
90 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

Passion Pictures

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
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Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.
 

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