- via Gigaom
Filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain opens her new documentary Connected with a personal confession: She once faked having to go to the bathroom during dinner so that she could check her email on her phone. For many web-addicted people, that might not be too shocking a reveal, but for her it was a wake-up call — one that comes close to capturing Connected in a nutshell.
There are huge ideas in Connected, and small personal touches; it simultaneously makes the case that our over-connected society can be damaging on both a personal and global level — but also looks to those same connection tools as our salvation, because acknowledging our “interdependence” creates conversations that can lead to change.
It’s a concept that can be seen in action right now with the Occupy Wall Street movement — literally, you can see it for yourself, thanks to this age of wonders we live in. You can see right now, how, in Shlain’s words, “We can all be empowered to make change in this world.”
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