Office Space

Monday, November 6
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1hr 29mins // directed by:Mike Judge // featuring:Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Stephen Root

Before the film, we'll be joined by Wade Roush, the host of the podcast Soonish, who will discuss the technology of personal productivity.

A master of depicting stupidity in the name of genius, writer/director Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead, Silicon Valley) perfectly understands the use of satire to critique our culture, politics, and technology. Boasting unforgettable performances from Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, and Gary Cole, Office Space is a smart, acerbic takedown of corporate culture about a group of underappreciated, overworked drones and their clash with management, printers, and flair.

About the Speaker

Wade Roush is the producer and host of Soonish, an independent podcast about the future: how we think about it, what we can do to shape it, and why our best forecasts—and our worst fears—are usually wrong. From 2014 to 2016 Wade was acting director of MIT’s Knight Science Journalism fellowship program and lead developer of a proposed science communication initiative for MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. From 2007 to 2014, he was chief correspondent, Boston editor, San Francisco editor, columnist, and editor-at-large at Xconomy, an online news network covering high-tech innovation. From 2001 to 2006 he was senior editor and San Francisco bureau chief at MIT Technology Review. In earlier posts he served as the Boston bureau reporter for Science, managing editor of supercomputing publications at NASA Ames Research Center, and Web editor at ebook technology startup NuvoMedia. He has a B.A. in history and science from Harvard College (1989) and a PhD in the history and social study of science and technology from MIT (1994). He publishes at, blogs at, and tweets from @soonishpodcast and @wroush.