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[docu] Have computers taken away our power? … Adam Curtis on his new documetary series “All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace” …

The central idea [of All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace] leads Curtis on a journey, taking in the chilling ├╝ber-individualist novelist Ayn Rand, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan, the “new economy”, hippy communes, Silicon Valley, ecology, Richard Dawkins, the wars in Congo, the lonely suicide in a London squat of the mathematical genius who invented the selfish gene theory, and the computer model of the eating habits of the pronghorn antelope.

You can see why Zoe Williams once wrote that, while watching one of Curtis’s programmes, “I kept thinking the dog was sitting on the remote.”

Adam Curtis: Have Computers Taken Away Our Power?

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 9:24 am and is filed under Adam Curtis, Documentaries, Tech, TV.

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Thanks for pointing this is coming up — I’d have missed this for sure as I was going to be out in the big room for most of this month.

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