Frontline (1983– )
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Frontline explores how the Internet and digital media have completely transformed contemporary life.

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Rachel Dretzin
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Episode credited cast:
Daniel Ackerman Daniel Ackerman ... Himself - Asst. Principal
Jared Auchey Jared Auchey ... Himself - Captain, U.S. Army
Jeremy Bailenson Jeremy Bailenson ... Himself - Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab
Mark Bauerlein Mark Bauerlein ... Himself - Emory University
Bubbe Bubbe ... Herself
Greg Bukata Greg Bukata ... Himself
Ellen Calam Ellen Calam ... Herself
Rob Calam Rob Calam ... Himself
Gina Cruz Gina Cruz ... Herself - Asst. Principal, I.S. 339
Jerry Della Salla ... Himself
Larry F. Dillard Jr. Larry F. Dillard Jr. ... Himself - Captain, U.S. Army
Ahn Dong-Hyun Ahn Dong-Hyun ... Himself - Psychiatrist
Rachel Dretzin Rachel Dretzin ... Herself - Correspondent
James Paul Gee James Paul Gee ... Himself - Arizona State University
Janice Gosnel Janice Gosnel ... Herself
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Frontline explores how the Internet and digital media have completely transformed contemporary life.

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2 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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Narrator: Look at these kids! According to the latest data, most of them are spending more than 50 hours a week with digital media. That's more than a full work week. What's this doing to their brains?
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Referenced in Stare Into the Lights My Pretties (2017) See more »

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Life On the Virtual Frontier ***(8/10)***
27 September 2011 | by moviewatcherpersonSee all my reviews

This episode examines how technology has impacted our daily lives and its effect on how we perceive it from real life. It starts in MIT to analyze how the brain handles multitasking, from which I formed the acronym MulITasking. From there, it jumps into psychology with interviews from the prestigious Professor Nass. I found their coverage of research that the brain has more activity during an internet search verses reading a book particularly unbiased, never opting for a bandwagon approach. We move to South Korea to learn more about the net cafés and online gaming and how these games have permeated to school and war training. References to past technological changes never become heavy handed as I'm sure we've all heard about the change from papyri to print many times.


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