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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world. Discussion afterwards with tech-philosopher Hans Schnitzler.
This event is in English
Friday 4 Nov 2016, 20.00
vr 4 nov 2016, 20.00
Grote zaal

In Lo And Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, the Oscar®-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback.

If all the data transmitted online for one day only was burned onto CD’s, the pile would stretch to Mars and back. This is only one of the intriguing discoveries that Herzog illustrates in ‘Lo And Behold’. Herzog engages viewers on a journey through provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the ‘real’ world works. From business to education, from space travel to healthcare – it even influences the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

Hans SchnitzlerHans Schnitzler

Special guest of the evening is Hans Schnitzler; tech-philosopher and author of the book ‘Het digitale proletariaat‘ (2015). The publication reveals his critical view on the way people relate to the digitalisation of their lives. Schnitzler gives an introduction to the documentary and voices his opinions in the discussion afterwards.

  • Director: Werner Herzog
  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 98 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Subtitels: Dutch
This event is in English
Friday 4 Nov 2016, 20.00
Grote zaal
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