domingo, 2 de diciembre de 2012

Digital nation

Today's Sunday, which means it's time for our weekly extensive video activity. This week we are showing a PBS 90-minute documentary entitled Digital Nation. The programme studies the effects digital media and the Internet are having on our everyday life in areas which range from culture to work to socialising, and the way they are specially affecting teenagers and the young.

But as the PBS production team states in this synopsis of the programme, "is the technology moving faster than we can adapt to it? And is our 24/7 wired world causing us to lose as much as we've gained?".

I know a 90-minute TV programme can be beyond most people's time availability in this age and time, let alone if we have some comprehension difficulties and have to rewatch some parts over or read the transcript to make sure we have understood correctly. However, the programme is divided into several parts, "chapters", which roughly last 8-10 minutes each. It is enough for us to watch one or two of these chapters to get the gist of what the programme is about and enjoy a few minutes of top quality TV.

You can read the transcript of the programme here.

Watch Digital Nation on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.