COUNTERCULTURE RESEARCH GROUP FILM SCREENING: Lutz Dammbeck’s ‘The Net: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet’ (2006). Friday 16th November, 6pm, GR05, Faculty of English.
Room GR05, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Web site: http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/
The English Faculty is on the Sidgewick Site and can be access from West Road. GR05 is on the ground floor. Come in through the front door and turn right towards the lecture theatre corridor. GR05 is numbered and is the third door along the corridor.
Signs will be posted in the English Faculty on the evening directing people to the room.
The Counterculture Research Group in association with The Other Cinema, San Francisco, present a screening of Lutz Dammbeck’s ‘The Net: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet'(2006).
“Ultimately stunning in its revelations, Lutz Dammbeck’s THE NET explores the incredibly complex backstory of Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber. This exquisitely crafted inquiry into the rationale of this mythic figure situates him within a late 20th Century web of technology – a system that he grew to oppose. A marvellously subversive approach to the history of the Internet, this insightful documentary combines speculative travelogue and investigative journalism to trace contrasting countercultural responses to the cybernetic revolution.
Circling through themes of utopianism, anarchism, terrorism, CIA, LSD, Tim Leary, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, THE NET exposes a hidden matrix of revolutionary advances, coincidences, and conspiracies.”
—-Craig Baldwin, Other Cinema
The screening is free and open to all. There will be a short introduction by Yvonne Salmon at the start of the film.