We Live in Public

Oct 11, 2023 | Social, Videos

The highly acclaimed documentary ‘We Live in Public’ reveals the groundbreaking work of web pioneer Josh Harris and explores the far-reaching impact of the Internet on our society. Directed by Ondi Timoner, a two-time Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance Film Festival, this ground-breaking film was 10 years in the making and was crafted from an astonishing 5000 hours of footage.

Josh Harris is not only one of modern history’s greatest Internet innovators, but also a visionary artist who predicted many of today’s social phenomena concerning relationships and social media addiction. His boldest statement yet came in 1999 with ‘Quiet’, an ambitious project that saw 100 people living in an underground bunker in New York City for 30 days – all while being observed via live camera streaming. By creating a world where privacy is traded for connection and recognition, Harris made a powerful statement about how our lives will become increasingly intertwined with technology as time goes on.

This thought-provoking documentary uses expert interviews, rare archival footage and unique behind-the-scenes moments to provide an intimate account of Josh Harris’ life journey. It offers up an often stark warning about how modern technology can shape our lives for better or worse. As such, ‘We Live in Public’ is essential viewing for anyone interested in the future of humanity and its relationship with technology.

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