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The Net

September 15 at 4:00
East Building Auditorium

Lutz Dammbeck in person

In the 1960s, a group of visionaries in cybernetics, systems theory, multimedia art, and military research came to the fore and ultimately affected the future of communications and even mass behavior with the development of the internet. In The Net (Das Netz), writer, artist, and filmmaker Lutz Dammbeck weaves a complex tale about the members of this loosely knit group, which included Marshall McLuhan, Timothy Leary, Stewart Brand, Ken Kesey, and Nam June Paik, among others. The question arose: What does the unlimited development of information technology mean for humankind? Among other strands, the film follows the case of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, who believed he was battling the growing technologizing of the world. (Lutz Dammbeck, 2003, subtitles, 121 minutes) Supported by DEFA Film Library, Goethe-Institut Washington, DEFA-Stiftung, and Deutschlandjahr USA

courtesy Lutz Dammbeck

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