Rushkoff Documentary Airs on PBS Feb. 2

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Alumna Ramona Pringle was the Interactive Media Producer for this documentary, which was written by and features Douglas Rushkoff, ITP Adjunct

Dear friends,

We’d like to alert you of the latest from Ark Media and PBS-FRONTLINE: our 90-minute documentary “Digital Nation” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/will be airing on PBS on Tuesday (February 2) at 9 PM EST (check your local PBS listing).

This unprecedented FRONTLINE project tackles what it means to be human in the digital age, from the way we think, work, interact and connect to the way we fight wars. We visit lots of places — labs performing fMRIs on heavy multitaskers to a wired middle school in the south Bronx; an internet addiction boot camp in Korea to a massive American corporation holding meetings via avatars; a controversial Army recruiting center outside Philly to an Air Force base in the Nevada desert where pilots fly planes remotely.

We have an extremely rich and robust website, full of content we’ve been gathering over the past eighteen months as well tons of videos sent in by people across the globe. It’s unlike any FRONTLINE website before, and we hope you can check it out after the broadcast. Douglas Rushkoff, one of our correspondents, will be hosting an online roundtable with many of the people you’ll see in the documentary. We’ll also continue to update the site with fresh video, and as always we invite any and all comments about any part of the site or the documentary.

We’re up against Lost on Tuesday night, so we need the eyeballs more than ever! Please tune in, and share your thoughts with us directly afterward at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/

Cheers,

Ark Media

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