Between texts and tweets, memes and microchips, we’ve become conditioned to break the world down into byte-sized bits. In Connected, Tiffany Shlain—award-winning filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards—traces interdependence through history, discovering surprising links between right brain and left; honey bees and stress; hormones and happiness; technology and nature; progress and consequences; and parents and children. The result: a personal film with universal resonance. For centuries we’ve declared independence. With insight, curiosity, and humor, Connected explores whether it’s time to declare our interdependence instead.
Added by Commonwealth Club SV on August 5, 2011