Too much of a good thing

I’ve been toying with the idea of being “too connected”. Photographer Eric Pickersgill has developed a series of photographs which show people in everyday situations, with their phones removed.

phone removed

As my fellow EDC3100 student Abigail points out, schools are now filled with interactive whiteboards, computers and tablets, and students with smartphones. So I guess the idea is to find some sort of balance between technology and life. Relationships, conversation, nature, art, the smell of freshly cut parsley, all of these exist beyond the backlit screens of our smartphones. We must ensure to not get too immersed in the world of knowledge available at our fingertips.

As I was scrolling through my facebook feed this little masterpiece came up. It’s very interesting, very controversial and very far-fetched. I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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