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'Connected'­ Documentary Screening

The Master of Arts in Learning and Thinking (MALT) program at The Graduate Institute will present a free screening of Connected: An Autobiography about Love, Death & Technology on Wednesday, May 15 at 6 pm.

Following the screening, representatives from each of the TGI certificate and degree programs will be on hand to discuss the issues presented in the film and how the unique programs at TGI address these issues.

Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? These are the questions posed by filmmaker Tiffany Shlain in her award-winning documentary.

Connected premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and has garnered significant attention since, winning 15 awards and distinctions, including having been selected by the U.S. State Department to be part of the 2012 American Film Showcase. The film is also used in over 200 educational institutions around the world. According to Shlain, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our individual independence, it may be time for us to embrace interdependence instead.

Shlain also expounds on this theme in her blog post Tech's Best Feature: The Off Switch which appeared in the Harvard Business Review Blog Network in March.

Click here to register for the screening!  Or click here to see a 2-min version of Engage, another film created by Tiffany Shlain and the folks at Moxie Institute.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSkPv-3sDzE&feature=youtu.be

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