Synopsis

SYNOPSIS

Ten years in the making and culled from 5000 hours of footage, We Live in Public (Sundance Grand Jury Prize, 2009) reveals the effect the web is having on our society, as seen through the eyes of "the greatest Internet pioneer you've never heard of," artist, futurist and visionary Josh Harris. Award-winning director Ondi Timoner (DIG! - which also won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2004 - making Timoner the only director to win that prestigious award twice) 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. 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 curated and funded the ground breaking project "Quiet" in 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 we willingly trade our privacy for the connection and recognition we all deeply desire, but with every technological advancement such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter, becomes more elusive. Through his experiments, including a six-month stint living with his girlfriend under 24-hour electronic surveillance which led to his mental collapse, Harris demonstrated the price we pay for living in public.

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ONDI TIMONER
ONDI TIMONER
KEIRDA BAHRUTH
SEAN MCKEOUGH
VLADIMIR RADOVANOV
JOHN BATTLSEK
ANDREW RUHEMANN
JEFF FREY
MEAGAN KEANE
VASCO NUNES
AUSTIN WILKIN
MERRIT LEAR
JOSH ALTMAN
ONDI TIMONER
BEN DECTER
MARCO D'AMBROSIO
ONDI TIMONER
TCHAVDAR GEORGIEV
ONDI TIMONER
VASCO NUNES


FEATURING

JOSHUA HARRIS
JASON MCCABE CALACANIS