You Can Watch A Live Reading Of Orwell's 1984 Via Your Computer

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Now that we're living in a world of pervasive surveillance, and Big Brother really is watching you, the D.C. Public Library is hosting a live reading of George Orwell's 1984 in its entirety. "Special guest readers" will take part, but you can also sign up to read — or watch the whole thing streaming on YouTube.

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1984 image by Lesley Barnes, larger version at the link.

This is part of a series called Orwellian America? Government Transparency and Personal Privacy in the Digital Age, which includes screenings, events and lectures all over Washington, D.C. The full schedule of events is here. [via DCist]

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or watch the whole thing streaming on YouTube.

This is a thing of beauty and joy forever. I wonder if someone originally suggested it as a joke?