Docudrama: College Kids Unplugged!

Posted on: Thursday, June 4th, 2009
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Carleton College resides in bucolic Northfield, Minnesota—where some of us went to St. Olaf, the college on the OTHER side of the river.  Back “in the day,” we didn’t have to worry about unplugging (unless someone unplugged the fridge—horrors!).  Recently, though, three students tried life without computers.  Give them an A for effort! 

Believe it or not, they survived.  Their challenge became a one-hour documentary.  And probably an experience they’ll never forget—or repeat.  Here’s the blurb from their website…

Three college students take on the challenge of giving up their computers to see how their academic, social, and work lives are affected. No Facebook. No YouTube. No e-mail. How will they get their work done? Will they cheat? Who will survive the longest? This one-hour documentary follows Carleton College students Andrew, Caitlin, and Chel as they go through “digital detox” and learn to interact with themselves and with others in ways we have largely forgotten.” 

Do you dare to unplug? How would you fare through digital detox? Might it be time to take a tiny little tech BreakAway and find out?

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