FRONTLINE: Digital Nation
Airs Friday, June 22, 2012 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and connect in ways that we're only beginning to understand.
FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin (“Growing Up Online”) teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age, Douglas Rushkoff (“The Persuaders,” “Merchants of Cool”), to continue her exploration of life on the virtual frontier.
The film is the product of a unique collaboration with visitors to the "Digital Nation" website, who for the past year have been able to react to the work in progress and post their own stories online.
Dretzin and her team report from the front lines of digital culture — from love affairs blossoming in virtual worlds, to the thoroughly wired classrooms of the future, to military bases where the Air Force is fighting a new form of digital warfare. Along the way, they begin to map the critical ways that technology is transforming us, and what we may be learning about ourselves in the process.