Yelp With apologies to Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”

Connected (2011) filminin yönetmeni Tiffany Shlain’in “National Day of Unpligging” için hazırlamış olduğu, 2011 Sundance Film Festivalinde gösterilen ve çağımızın  teknoloji bağımlılığı üzerine  kısa bir  film. Beat Kuşağının kült eseri olan Ginsberg’in 1956 tarihli “Uluma” şiiri üzerine temellendirilerek oluşturulmuş.


Yelp :With apologies to Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl”

Written by Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg

I saw the best minds of my generation distracted by texting, emailing, tweeting, dragging their cursors throught Google links at dawn looking for an info fix. Angelheaded hipsters burning fort he ultra-fast heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.  Who wired, and networked, and hollow-eyed, and caffeinated sat up searching in the imaginary comfort of Facebook friends. Floating across the tops of cities contemplating signals. Who bared their brains to GPS under satellites and saw Wikipedian angels editing on collective knowledge illuminated. Who passed throught WİFİ hotspots with radiant Bluetooth earphones, hallucinating avatars in low-res Second-Lifi islands, among the gamers of Warcraft. Who were expelled from chatrooms with dreams, with wireless nightmares, megapixels, alcohol, YouTube, and endless eyeballs. Who connected via instant messaging in underwear, burning their Money on Ebay impulse purchases, tapping into the Zeitgeist through the synapses of Twitter. Who jacked-in continuously seventy hours from Pandora to iPod to Amazon to Flickr to BoingBoing, Yackettayakking, primal screaming, unblinking, “participating”…




Unplug! I’m with you in the compulsion to check inboxes, newsfeeds, and Facebook.

Unplug! I’m with you in the addiction and longing for focus.

Unplug! I’m with you to cut the umbilical cord of data.

Unplug! I’m with you to disconnect from the infosphere.

Unplug! I’m with you to power down and revisit the present tense.

Unplug! I’m with you for 24 hours to reconnect with the temple of time.


In honor of National Day of Unpligging March 19-20, sunset to sunset

Directed by Tiffany Shlain

Edited by Tiffany Shlain & Dalan Mcnabola

Animations by Stefan Nadelman

Produced by Carlton Evans

Narrated by Peter Coyote


Ginsberg’in kült şiiri “Uluma”yı Türkçe çevirisiyle daha önce Şenol Erdoğan okumuştu…







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