SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 25, 2013 — Award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timonerwill speak at Drury University on Thursday, Feb. 28 in Clara Thompson Hall at 11 a.m. Timoner is director of We Live In Public, a documentary about Internet entrepreneur Josh Harris.
The 2009 documentary We Live In Public tells the story of the effect the web is having on our society as seen through the eyes of Josh Harris, Internet visionary of the 90s. Josh Harris, often called the “Warhol of the Web,” proved how Internet users willingly trade privacy for connection and recognition through various experiments he conducted, including a six-month stint living under 24-hour live surveillance online, which led him to mental collapse.
In recognition for her hard work, Timoner has been nominated and won many filmawards including: the Rogue Award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival in 2012, Best Director at the BendFilm Festival in 2004, and a nomination for a Grammy Award in Best Long Form Music Video in 1999.
Drury will show the documentary We Live In Public on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. in Lay Hall Auditorium in advance of Timoner’s talk on Thursday.
Timoner is speaking as part of Drury University’s 2012-2013 Theme Year series, Voices Unbound: New Media and the Future of Democracy, which is devoted to exploring how media and technology are changing the way we communicate and interact and the implications for journalism and democracy.