Director: Werner Herzog; US, 2016; 98 min.
courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
In his inimitable inquisitive style, maverick filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) takes viewers on a fascinating and provocative journey into the past, present and future of our digital world. Through a series of ten loosely interconnected chapters that reveal the ways in which technology has transformed our lives, for better and for worse, Lo and Behold tackles a wide range of topics, from online bullying and cyber-warfare to artificial intelligence and digital meltdowns. Called “alternately playful and unsettling” (Variety) and “incredibly moving and sobering” (Screen Daily), Herzog’s latest philosophical expedition is itself a wonder to behold.
Followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Lucianne M. Walkowicz, Astronomer at Adler Planetarium; Professor Jason Salavon, Department of Visual Arts & the Computation Institute at The University of Chicago; and Dr. Kristian Hammond, Professor of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Co-Director of the Intelligent Information Laboratory at Northwestern University.