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Alternate title:Virtual friends : living in cyberspace
Summary:This program investigates the new interactive society model in which physical neighborhoods connected by proximity have been displaced by virtual neighborhoods linked by technology. Topics discussed include the intimate anonymity of the Internet; the use of emoticons in e-mail; the growing importance of telecommunications; the Pavlovian response to a ringing telephone; and the relationship category defined as "familiar strangers."
Contributor:Percival, Dan
Klein, Leanne
Lawson, Denis
Provider:Wall to Wall Television
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Learning Channel (Firm)
ITEL (Firm)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Interpersonal communication
Cyberspace
Human-computer interaction
Genre:Educational television programs
Credits:Series producer, Lenne Klein ; director, Daniel Percival ; photographer, Brian McDairmant ; film editor, Anna Ksiezopolska ; music, Paul Englishby ; series consultants, Stanton Newman, Martin Skinner ; research, Patricia Dunnett. Narrator, Denis Lawson.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Science, Technology
Films@UM Browse terms:Science, Technology
Collection:Films@UM
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