Moving Picture

Back in February 2009, I posted about “We Live In Public,” a documentary chronicling the life and mad genius of Josh Harris – the founder of Pseudo. I found the film on Hulu last week and just finished watching it this afternoon.

I highly recommend it.

The doc holds a special place in my heart for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is a chance to see Cal the way I remember him – sharp, smart, and smiling. In fact, I was happy to see Ondi include an “In Loving Memory Of” for Cal in the credits.

I do show up in the film for a quarter of a millisecond, but it goes by so fast that while watching, I said to my friend, “Hey, that’s me!” and then had to go back and slow it down to make sure I was right.

I consider myself extremely lucky to have been a part of Pseudo. I still can say it was one of the best jobs – if not the best job – I ever had. I was living in the East Village, working in Soho, making peanuts, and truly excited to get up and go to work every day.

If you’ve got any interest in social interaction online, the evolution of Internet video, or even the psychology behind reality TV, watch this doc. It starts off a touch slow (and Hulu’s ad placement is atrocious), but once the narrative gets going, I think you’ll find it fascinating and worth the time.

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