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Alone Together

12 Apr

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Sherry Turkle
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found this on my computer from 2009 – still love it

9 Apr

state of mind

28 Mar



"The Evasion Studies" from THE SURVIVAL PROJECT by Steven Brahms

We are living in a time of great innovation and technological progress, yet simultaneously there are large gaps in our innate and experiential understanding. We exist in a world where at the click of a button, food is delivered to our doorstep, yet many of us would not last a night in the wild. There is a lack of experience and interaction with the natural world in our contemporary culture. In response, I am compiling a body of work that reminds us of our forgotten knowledge—a survival guide, a mnemonic manual for experience.

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In making these portraits, still-lifes and found scenes, I soon became aware that the work was much more than the physical objects found within the frame. The work depicts a state of mind, and in turn shows how imagination can be a tool we can use to recapture our forgotten, innate knowledge. The images ultimately become physical accounts of interior journeys, artifacts of time that trigger and transform our collective unconscious.
more here

i felt a strong connection to this project in relation to my moments of pause as well as the dependence of my state of mind in response to my virtual existence, and more specifically the interactions (response rate to match emails and winks, etc)

Wired Article on Smartphones and Human Behavior

17 Oct

Last two paragraphs of the article hit on our need to be constantly connected as social beings:

But why do people feel they have to text while driving? Social networking sites coupled with a constant internet connection everywhere you go support the need for individuals to belong, and some research has shown that exclusion from social networks and text messaging can reduce the feeling of belonging. In short, we grow attached to the lifestyle of being always on, and we want to stay plugged in — even when it’s a bad idea.

“We’re social organisms. There’s so many mechanisms built into brain that are designed for socialization,” he said. “The telecommunications industry has hit on something we’re built to do.”

Article Link: Help! My Smartphone Is Making Me Dumb –or Maybe Not