We Live in Public (2009)



Critic Consensus: This documentary about Josh Harris' surveillance-as-art project exposes the problems of privacy in the internet age and asks provocative questions about the power of ego in a place where everything is on display.

Movie Info

About the Internet's revolutionary impact on human interaction as told through the eyes and artwork of maverick web pioneer, Josh Harris.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Ondi Timoner
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On DVD: Mar 2, 2010
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Critic Reviews for We Live in Public

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (14)

Josh Harris focuses the lens on himself. You probably have never heard of him. And when the film is over, you may wish you still hadn't.

Full Review… | December 11, 2009
Washington Post
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The big question is whether we're now living in a more pragmatic time.

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
Time Out
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We Live in Public is the kind of nonfiction film that seems to have been conceived to prove that truth is stranger than almost any fiction...

Full Review… | November 12, 2009
Seattle Times
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This is a remarkable film about a strange and prophetic man. What does it tell us? Did living a virtual life destroy him?

Full Review… | October 15, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times
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Midway through We Live in Public, one Quiet participant delivers the hard social lesson of cyberspace: "The more you get to know everyone, the more alone you become."

Full Review… | October 9, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Harris, who appears throughout in interview footage, is an interesting mix -- someone with a serious inability to connect with other people and yet at the same time someone with a consistent ability to see the future.

Full Review… | October 9, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for We Live in Public


Its funny how 1 minute you can be on the top of the world & everybody knows your name & the next minute, Everybody forgets who you are.A documentary worth taking a look at

Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

A snap shot of an era were the internet was new and rave culture was big. It is amazing that this even exsisted and it seems like a plot for a sci fi movie. Glad I watched it.

Jeff Heruth

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