by Damian Levingston in New Film on Wednesday 30 November 2011

Adam Curtis’ 2011 three-part BBC documentary series, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, claims that computers have failed to liberate us and instead have ‘distorted and simplified our view of the world around us’. It features the Russian born author, Ayn Rand, who relocated to New York in the 1920s. Her ideas and philosophy were popular and came to heavily infiltrate California, particularly Silicon Valley.