Werner Herzog’s upcoming film, ‘Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World’, features interviews with some of the most notorious names and innovative minds in the technological circle. But who are the people behind these machines and ideas? We take a look at some of the featured interviewees of the film:
“Werner Herzog Sings The Body Electric: His new documentary Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World”
September 12, 2016 by Guest Contributor “I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul.” – Walt Whitman
It’s almost inconceivable to think of life without the Internet. As if out of nowhere, this remarkable technology quietly emerged from modest beginnings and proceeded to explode, revolutionizing the world in countless ways – as well as in countless ways we have yet to imagine. But, given how unexpectedly this remarkable phenomenon arose, not to mention how it has come to so completely dominate many aspects of our lives, are we fully aware of its current influence and potential future impact? Those ideas are among the many raised in director Werner Herzog’s thoughtful new documentary, “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World”
Werner Herzog Hacks the Horrors of Connectivity in ‘Lo and Behold
Only a filmmaker like Werner Herzog could make a documentary about the internet and articulate the same existential angst he vehemently expressed over 30 years ago about nature. In what would become the documentary Burden of Dreams, about the making of the feature film Fitzcarraldo (both from 1982), Herzog rants in the middle of the Peruvian jungle: "Nature here is vile and base [...] The trees here are in misery, and the birds are in misery. I don't think they sing, they just screech in pain."