Pontificating on Pizza

(Mountain View, CA) – Last month, privacy buffs, futurists, and Internet meme-followers were finally given a behind-the-scenes view of the creation of the ACLU’s Pizza Surveillance video.

The Sceptical Futuryst, a blog sketching out the ideas and impacts possible in future scenarios, ran an interview with video director Micah Laaker entitled “Surveillance Supreme.”

The interview centers around the backstory of the animation, which continues to win awards and praise 4 years after its creation. It has made its way around of various film festivals (particularly resfest|10 and Media That Matters 5) and online memes.

The video can be viewed below, via YouTube, or on the ACLU site.

Laaker has created a number of interactive media for the ACLU aside from the Pizza video, including their 100 Greatest Hits, Major Supreme Court Decisions on Women’s Rights, and the Katrina Aftermath at Orleans Parish Prison.



  1. eben said,

    December 18, 2008 @ 7:44 am

    oooh, you should remake this version using an operating system from the 21st century.

  2. Micah said,

    December 25, 2008 @ 9:30 pm

    Dude. If you were a budget pizza shop providing your underpaid, part-time, high school employees with extremely sensitive personal information, would you pay for a Mac for them? Or keep ’em on Windows 95?

  3. ian kennedy said,

    December 29, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

    Micah, I had no idea that was you behind that video – the ultimate “use case” against too much sharing of information.

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