Watch: Traceroute 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – Artist and life-long nerd Johannes Grenzfurthner is taking us on a personal road trip from the West Coast to the East Coast of the USA, to introduce us to places and people that shaped and inspired his art and politics. Traceroute wants to chase and question the ghosts of nerddom’s past, present and future. An exhilarating tour de farce into the guts of trauma, obsession and cognitive capitalism..
Plot: Artist and life-long nerd Johannes Grenzfurthner is taking us on a personal road trip from the West Coast to the East Coast of the USA, to introduce us to places and people that shaped and inspired his art and politics. Traceroute wants to chase and question the ghosts of nerddom’s past, present and future. An exhilarating tour de farce into the guts of trauma, obsession and cognitive capitalism. Features interviews with Matt Winston, Sandy Stone, Bruce Sterling, Jason Scott, Christina Agapakis, Trevor Paglen, Ryan Finnigan, Kit Stubbs, V. Vale, Sean Bonner, Allison Cameron, Josh Ellingson, Maggie Mayhem, Paolo Pedercini, Steve Tolin, Dan Wilcox, Jon Lebkowsky, Jan “Varka” Mulders, Adam Flynn, Abie Hadjitarkhani, Kelly Poots…
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From the Command Line to the Highway
It’s funny that I find myself explaining what “Traceroute” is, this command line utility that’s almost as old as the Internet itself. Basically, it’s used to show how your packages reach a certain destination on the internet from your computer.
Now I almost feel like using this movie to describe what Traceroute is. Johannes goes on a kind of coming-of-age journey though he’s a full blown adult, tracking the origins and path of his own nerd personality through visits to friends, heroes and important landmarks throughout the US.
Johannes knows how to entertain using himself as the material as well as how to drag friends, associates and circumstances to round out the whole journey. Personally, I’m clamoring for a sequel!
(I’d give it a 10 out of 10, but I’m in the movie for a blink so it can’t be perfect.)
A drive into (nerd) history
A highly enjoyable documentary that doesn’t only show us a variety of crazy intellectuals but may also invite us for a different way to observe culture and technology. I haven’t read nearly enough books to understand half of the stuff they are talking about but the movie is so full with graphical gems and music/movie references that i still had a blast watching it.
The whole thing is a piece of art that, just in the style you would expect it, coming from monochrom. Also, the documentary style kind of reminded me of some of Werner Herzogs movies… Lo and Behold for example. Very, very, very good!!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Genre Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Director Johannes Grenzfurthner
Writer Johannes Grenzfurthner
Actors Johannes Grenzfurthner, Eddie Codel, Jenny Marx
Country Austria, United States
Awards 8 wins & 8 nominations
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Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
Camera Canon 7D, Flip Mino HD, iPhone 5s
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