Video Screening:
Das Netz - The Unabomber, LSD
and the Internet

Salt Beyoğlu

March 22, 2012 18.30

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Lutz Dammbeck
2003, 120”
German with English subtitles

Introduced by Joseph Redwood-Martinez

Das Netz - The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet is a documentary film exploring the life story of neo-luddite Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, using it as a prism to engage with the often unexamined history of the Internet. Director Lutz Dammbeck takes an unorthodox approach to the material, speculating about the darker side of technological innovation and touching on the connections between subjects as diverse as Marshall McLuhan and Nam June Paik, hippy idealists Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey, counterculturalists John Brockman and Stewart Brand, and cyberneticists Robert W.Taylor and Heinz von Foerster.

Joseph Redwood-Martinez is a guest researcher, organizing “One day, everything will be free…” in collaboration with SALT Research & Programs.

The presentation will be held in English.