by Damian Levingston in New Film on Tuesday 17 January 2012

Adam Curtis is a documentary film maker. His 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’. The film features the Russian-born author Ayn Rand, who relocated to New York in the 1920s. Her ideas and philosophy were popular and came to infiltrate California, particularly Silicon Valley.