Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Continuing our Digital Discussion - "Digital Nation"

A couple months ago, John Gaines from Microsoft visited OCA for a discussion on "Going Digital." During our meeting, he brought up author Marc Prensky's "Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants" dissertations to highlight the fact that we need to be well-aware of the differences between the two in today's high-tech society. (For a summary, read my notes from the 12/18 meeting.

Below is the trailer for PBS Frontline's recent documentary, "Digital Nation," which takes the discussion to newer depths - not just examining how digital media is affecting work (from our context in December), but how digital media is influencing so much more.
"Within a single generation, digital media and the World Wide Web have transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture, from the way we learn and work to the ways in which we socialize and even conduct war. But 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?"

For much more information, and to watch the full 90-minute program, visit
Frontline's Digital Nation "life on the virtual frontier" page.

1 comment:

  1. My dad keeps pushing for me to read Alvin Toffler's "Future Shock" which is probably half relevant and half dated. (1970 anyone?)

    I tend to believe the future is only coming too fast for those who are waiting around for it. If you are running with it you don't even notice.