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It's People Like Us

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About the Documentary

By the end of today, most of us will have checked our phones over 150 times; on the toilet, in the car, at the dinner table, even during sex. But, have we ever stopped to ask ourselves - is there a time and a place?

This documentary follows five real Australians who, just like us, have found themselves drawn into their screens at the expense of common sense and self preservation.

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Going Deeper

The complex relationship we have with our phones is more than screen deep. Hear these unique perspectives on the broader issue of phone use in society.

It’s People Like US - The Attention Economy

The Attention

Bjorn Nansen

Media and Communications, The University of Melbourne

A senior lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne, Bjorn researches digital media and communications technologies, computer interaction and network culture in the social contexts.

It’s People Like US - The Introduction of Rabbits

The Introduction
of Rabbits

Mike Arnold

Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Michael Arnold's on-going research activities and interests lie at the intersection of digital technologies and our society and culture.

It’s People Like US - Phone Etiquette

Phone Etiquette

June Dally-Watkins

Etiquette Expert and Coach

A former fashion model and TV personality, June Dally-Watkins used her notoriety as Australia’s first ‘it’ girl to establish the Southern Hemispheres first school of Deportment. Today she is the nation’s foremost etiquette coach and expert.

It’s People Like US - The Fog

The Fog

David Strayer

Cognition and Neural Science, University of Utah

David leads research and studies a broad range of studies that range from assessing the limits of human multitasking ability while performing complex tasks such as driving, to studying how attentional capacities can be restored by interacting with nature.