We live in public (Documental)

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We live in public
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Ficha técnica
Título We live in public
Dirección Ondi Timoner
Fecha de estreno 19 Enero, 2009 (Sundance)
País Estados Unidos
Duración 1h 30 min

“We live in public” es una película documental de 2009 dirigida por Ondi Timoner. Se centra en la vida del pionero de Internet Josh Harris, y en la pérdida de la privacidad en la era de Internet.

Sinopsis

En el 40 aniversario de Internet, este documental cuenta la historia del efecto que la web está teniendo en nuestra sociedad a través de los ojos del "mayor pionero de Internet del que jamás se ha oído", el visionario Josh Harris. Timoner documenta su tumultuosa vida durante más de una década para crear un fascinante cuento de advertencia de lo que podemos esperar mientras el mundo virtual toma el inevitable control de nuestras vidas.

Josh Harris, llamado a menudo el "Warhol de la Web" a través del infame boom del dot.com de 1990's, fundó Pseudo.com, la primera red de televisión en Internet y creó su visión del futuro, un bunker subterráneo en Nueva York donde 100 personas vivieron juntas delante de las cámaras durante 30 días. Provó con ésto cómo, en un futuro no tan distante de la vida online, la sociedad intercambiaría con gusto su privacidad por la conexión y el reconocimiento que desean.

A través de sus experimentos, incluyendo un seguimiento de 6 meses viviendo bajo vigilancia en vivo 24 horas al día que le llevó a un colapso mental, demostró el precio que debemos pagar por vivir en público.

Análisis detallado en inglés

The film details the experiences of "the greatest Internet pioneer you've never heard of," Josh Harris. The dot-com millionaire founded Pseudo.com, the first Internet television network during the infamous tech boom of the late '90s. After achieving prominence amongst the Silicon Valley set, Harris became interested in controversial human experiments which tested the effects of media and technology on the development of personal identity. Ondi Timoner documented the major business-related moments of Harris' life for more than a decade, setting the tone for her documentary of the virtual world and its supposed control of human lives.

Among Harris' experiments touched on in the film is the art project "Quiet: We Live in Public," an Orwellian, Big Brother concept developed in the late '90s which placed more than 100 artists in a human terrarium under New York City, with myriad webcams following and capturing every move the artists made. The pièce de résistance was a Japanese-style capsule hotel outfitted with cameras in every pod, and screens that allowed each occupant to monitor the other pods[4] installed in the basement by artist Jeff Gompertz.

The film's website describes how, "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."

"He climbs into the TV set and he becomes the rat in his own experiment at this point, and the results don't turn out very well for him," says Timoner of the six-month period Harris broadcast live, online his life in his NYC loft. "He really takes the only relationship that he's ever had that was close and intimate and beaches it on 30 motion-controlled surveillance cameras and 66 invasive microphones. I mean his girlfriend who signed on to it thinking it would be fun and cool, and that they were living a fast and crazy Internet life, she ended up leaving him. She just couldn't be intimate in public. And I think that's an important lesson; the Internet, as wonderful as it is, is not an intimate medium. It's just not. If you want to keep something intimate and if you want to keep something sacred, you probably shouldn't post it."

The film includes commentary from Internet personalities Chris DeWolfe, Jason Calacanis, Douglas Rushkoff, and venture capitalist Fred Wilson, as well as artists and producers involved in the "Quiet: We Live in Public" event V. Owen Bush, Jeff Gompertz, Leo Fernekes, Feedbuck, Leo Koenig, Gabriella Latessa, Alex Arcadia, Zeroboy, Alfredo Martinez, and others.

Reparto

  • Josh Harris
  • Tom Harris

Trailer

Premios

We Live in Public fue proyectada seis veces en el Sundance Film Festival de 2009 antes de ser premiada con el Gran Premio del Jurado (Grand Jury Prize award) en la categoría de documental estadounidense. Timoner es la primera directora en la historia del Sundance Film Festival en ganar el Grand Jury Prize award dos veces. Su primera victoria en dicha categoría fue por el aclamado documental DIG! (2004).

We Live In Public fue subcampeón por Mejor Documental en el Karlovy Vary International Film Festival en 2009.