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Lo and Behold

Not Herzog’s best but certainly, as one would still expect, an insightful and elegant take highlighting some of the most disturbing and techno-ebullient aspects of this technology, a technology that surely marks the cultural tipping point, ushering in the global shit storm that we are now in. The section on AI is fascinating: Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? You know we…

Have the monks stopped meditating?

They all seem to be tweeting This observation by Herzog is totemic of what seems to me like a mass self-induced autism, immersed in a vortex of banality, that society has sunk into. When I observe how oblivious people are of reality when out and about with their device, it’s easy to understand why many of us refuse(d) to…

A Guide for the Perplexed

No, not  Maimonides but Werner Herzog. Here’s a review in The Telegraph — Herzog is more a wayfarer than a wonderer.  Herzog is a wanderer – on foot, wherever possible – and the sheer amount of information he has gleaned about different corners of the world takes the breath away. Travellers, soldier-poets, artisans, astronauts –…

Werner Herzog Quotes

Here’s a compilation of some of my favourite WH quotes. He’s THE man so long as he doesn’t have silly Hollywood money at his disposal which somehow strips his work of any authenticity that makes him the genius that he is — cases in point The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and Rescue Dawn.…

From One Second to the Next

Werner Herzog’s PSA documentary on texting and driving. What concerns me as well is the flip side to the coin: my daughter blithely walking in front of a vehicle while texting and with earphones in, her presence of mind severely compromised. I’ve seen her and others do it. On why he stressed emotion over graphic…