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Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (2011)

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Filmmaker and Founder of the Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain, investigates the interconnections between the major issues of the 21st century and her own experience of these issues during a family crisis.

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Tiffany Shlain
11 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Credited cast:
Ken Goldberg Ken Goldberg ... Self
Peter Coyote
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Leonard Shlain Leonard Shlain ... Self
Tiffany Shlain ... Self
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With wonderful heart and an impressive sense of scale, Tiffany Shlain's vibrant and insightful documentary, Connected, explores the visible and invisible connections linking major issues of our time-the environment, consumption, population growth, technology, human rights, the global economy-while searching for her place in the world during a transformative time in her life. Employing a splendidly imaginative combination of animation and archival footage, plus several surprises, Shlain constructs a chronological tour of Western modernization through the work of her late father, Leonard Shlain, a surgeon and best-selling author of Art and Physics and The Alphabet Versus the Goddess. With humor and irony, the Shlain family life merges with philosophy to create both a personal portrait and a proposal for ways we can move forward as a civilization. Connected illuminates the beauty and tragedy of human endeavor while boldly championing the importance of personal connectedness for ... Written by Anonymous

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An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology

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Rated PG for thematic material including images of nudity, drug use, war and smoking
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[title card]: When you tug at a single thing in the world, you find that it's attached to everything else. - John Muir
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Mr Blue Sky
written & produced by Jeff Lynne
performed by Electric Light Orchestra
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Connectivity Desperately Seeking Connectedness
21 May 2013 | by spoofusSee all my reviews

I want to say that people should go out more. I would like to follow up with my observation that the feeling of connectedness gained from being wired in to the world of short, content-less media is false. I would like to add that spending countless hours passively 'interacting' with trite images, video, and text, is condemnable as the embodiment of the avoidance of social interaction. I would continue with an impression that the current vogue of interconnectivity has not yielded any higher social awareness or pro-activity but, rather, created a new societal underclass of intellectual shut-ins and non-achievers. I would naturally add that this does not fit the hype limited text construct or in any way assuage tender under-achievers self-delusional misinterpretations of self-awareness, but such are the vagaries of actual reality. If a posted picture can speak a thousand words and the viewer only knows two words, how talkative is the picture? I would like to conclude with 'Have A Nice Day' (smiley face not implied or intended).


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21 January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence See more »

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Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,301, 18 September 2011

Gross USA:

$46,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,782
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