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Connected (2011)

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From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Tiffany Shlain’s love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life...and our interconnected future. The film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged.

Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.

Tiffany Shlain, Leonard Shlain, Peter Coyote (narrator)
Tiffany Shlain

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avijja, posted on July 22, 2016

The word science is derived from the word scientia, which is Latin for "to know". That has always been the understanding of where the English Science came from. There are several Greek words for "to cut" not just one. Kovo or kopto are probably the closet to what Tiffany meant by cutting in terms of science dividing things.

adamal, posted on January 9, 2016

Thank you.

ajumaaree, posted on December 4, 2015

Hope this posts. I shared the link on FB. Deep gratitude to this excellent work. Bless you all!

alkimia2012, posted on October 7, 2015


cedguru, posted on September 15, 2015

I was moved, thrilled, grief-stricken, joyful, ecstatic, and educated watching this video. This insightful--to say the least--work is necessary for every soul searcher. Please connect...

badu2us, posted on September 14, 2015

Thank You Tiffany! Wwoooww!!! The Oxytocin!!!!!!!1

Bolowe, posted on September 13, 2015

Thank you Tiffany! Your film is a great gift to humanity. Yours and your father's messages are from the divine. After watched your film, I feel an overflow of oxytocin surged through my every cells. This enables me to reach beyond the surface to every beings that cross my path.


nbarrs, posted on September 12, 2015

I very much enjoyed this =)

bala.sacredground, posted on September 11, 2015

Fascinating and fun film. Inspired me to go forward with a project regarding a discovery I've made about the brain. I want to include art & technology to make the anatomy of the brain come alive. The artistry involved in the film is incredible...Art as literacy, yes! Love the Shlain's. Thanks for the film Gaiam.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on September 11, 2015

Thanks for commenting! We're glad the film "connected" for you too.


Candrews, posted on September 10, 2015


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