VIDEO: Why "Office Space" Still Speaks To Us Today

Do you like science? Do you like movies? Then what could be better than a night at the movies with Science On Screen, the series created by the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA, that pairs current, classic, cult, and documentary films with talks by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.

I'm not sure I count as "notable," but at the Coolidge's invitation I gave a Science On Screen talk last week keyed to the classic 1999 comedy OFFICE SPACE from writer/director Mike Judge. The video of the talk was just posted online. Check it out:

My basic point was that like Peter Gibbons and the other characters in the movie, each of has the ability to take control of the systems and technologies we use to organize our work. I drew the ideas and the audio clips in the talk from Soonish Episode 1.08, Hacking Time. So, if you're interested, go listen to that too!