FRONTLINE: Digital Nation Series

Public talks curated around Frontline: Digital Nation, an open source PBS project that explores what it means to be human in an entirely new world - a digital world.

Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and interact in ways that we are 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 (Merchants of Cool), to continue to explore life on the virtual frontier. The film itself is the product of a unique collaboration with visitors to the Digital Nation Web site, who were able to react to the work in progress, post their own stories and help shape the final film. Dretzin and her team also report on the frontiers of digital culture - from thoroughly wired classrooms to the training grounds for the military’s new “digital warriors.” Along the way, they begin to map the critical ways that technology is transforming us and what may be lost in the process.

Public talks curated around Frontline: Digital Nation, an open source PBS project that explores what it means to be human in an entirely new world - a digital world.

Over a single generation, the Web and digital media have remade nearly every aspect of modern culture, transforming the way we work, learn and interact in ways that we are 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 (Merchants of Cool), to continue to explore life on the virtual frontier. The film itself is the product of a unique collaboration with visitors to the Digital Nation Web site, who were able to react to the work in progress, post their own stories and help shape the final film. Dretzin and her team also report on the frontiers of digital culture - from thoroughly wired classrooms to the training grounds for the military’s new “digital warriors.” Along the way, they begin to map the critical ways that technology is transforming us and what may be lost in the process.