We Live In Public

We Live In Public Release Date: August 28, 2009

On the visit of the 40th anniversary of the invention of the Internet, the big screen documentary “We Live In Public” 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 andonary Josh Harris. Award-winning director Ondi Timoner (who 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, Tom 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.

Genres: Documentary
Directed By: Ondi Timoner
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Abr.
MPAA Rating Unrated