Consumerization of IT Conference & Expo




The Film

Please join us at CITE for a special screening of Connected, to be followed by a live discussion with director Tiffany Shlain.

Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm + + +

"Examining everything from the Big Bang to Twitter ...a cinematic clickstream… touching."The New York Times

This official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival intertwines the realities of how technology is changing the world with a highly personal story about change and connection. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see "Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death and Technology" as part of your CITE conference experience. Admission is included with your conference registration! Just indicate that you will attend when you register.

(Screening and discussion will conclude at 9:30 pm.)

Film synopsis:

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? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, Director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Shlain’s love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, 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.