We Live In Public

We Live In Public

Winner of Sundance Grand Jury Prize Documentary

 Special Jury Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Permanent Collection MoMA

Ten years in the making and culled from 5,000 hours of footage,We Live in Public  takes a look through the

eyes of “the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard of”, the artist, futurist, and visionary, Josh Harris, to reveal the effects of the web on our society. Harris, called the “Warhol of the Web”, founded Pseudo.com, the first Internet television network during the dot-com boom of the 1990s. He also curated and funded the ground-breaking project “Quiet”, putting over 100 people in an underground bunker in NYC where they lived together on camera for 30 days. Before reality television and the explosion of online social networks, Quiet showed how willing we are to trade our privacy for the elusive and often unrealized promise of recognition and connection offered by technological advances. Harris’ experiments, including a six-month stint living under 24-hour electronic surveillance, led to his mental collapse and demonstrated the heavy price we pay for living in public. Director Ondi Timoner won the 2009 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for this riveting and cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world takes control of our lives.

One Comment on “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC”

  1. Nikita Anoushka Vyas


    I am a Film Studies Student at Queen Mary, University of London and as a part of a project, we are required to curate a film programme.

    The film, We Live In Public, fits our criteria and wanted to screen this as a part of the project.

    Could you please provide information on the procedure involved in doing so? What documentation is involved? How much will this cost? What are the legal requirements? Are there any licenses needed to screen the film?

    Your help in this matter is highly appreciated and I look forward to your response.


    Nikita Anoushka Vyas

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