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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sean Kelly

Sunday Afternoon Netflix Documentary: We Live in Public

In a change from the more well-known documentaries I've been watching, today I watched this documentary about internet pioneer Josh Harris.

We Live in Pubic focuses on Josh Harris, who was one of the early internet pioneers and was apparently one of the first to create a website with streaming videocasts.

He was also a firm believer in the eventual loss of privacy.  In the late 1990s and early 2000s he conducted a series of voyeurism experiments that him filming a group of people (and later himself and his girlfriend) for 24/7.

Josh Harris would get lost following the dotcom crash and has since long left the world of computers, even though some of his prophesies involving the loss of privacy have started to come true.

Interesting film.

7/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).