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.


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

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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.

Dec 11, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The big question is whether we're now living in a more pragmatic time.

Nov 13, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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...

Nov 12, 2009 | Rating: 3/4

This is a remarkable film about a strange and prophetic man. What does it tell us? Did living a virtual life destroy him?

Oct 15, 2009 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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."

Oct 9, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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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.

Oct 9, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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