Film Screening: Life in the Cloud by Manu Luksch, Intermedia Artist

The Surveillance Studies Centre

and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre


Manu Luksch, Intermedia Artist, Founding Director of ambientTV.NET

1) A screening of the film Life in The Cloud, Tuesday, March 3, 5.30pm, Agnes Etherington Art Centre Atrium

Life in The Cloud traces the desires and anxieties of today’s hyper-connected world back more than a hundred years, when telephone, film and television were new. As revolutionary then as contemporary social media is today, early electric media sparked a fervent utopianism in the public imagination – promising total communication, the annihilation of distance, an end to war. But then, too, there were fears over the erosion of privacy, security, morality. Using rare (and often unseen) archival material from nearly 200 films to articulate the present, Life in The Cloud reveals a history of hopes to share, and betrayals to avoid.

Running time: 86 mins

Everyone welcome!