The great escape

Peeking at life, three inches from the screen. It’s the possibility that it may show us something captivating that keeps our eyeballs alive. Even with robotic intervention, we’re glued to that rectangular glow. There’s enough variety in the repetition to keep us hooked. But what happens when we willfully want to get away? We struggle […]

Ramming speed

We lean into inanition, surrounding ourselves with computers that accelerate information yet de-energize action in the physical world. We expect everything to be deliverable with a click. We consume more than we can handle. The next track, the next photo; we’re scrolling in a constant state of next and forget to appreciate the art. We […]

Reality Augmented

Images by Wells Baum A mirror shows us who we are. It doesn’t lie, reflecting blemishes and other imperfections. The phone’s screen is also a mirror, but one that’s used to project an edited version of ourselves. Selfies are customizable. The phone allows people to pinpoint the side of the face and angle that makes […]

Keep Ya Head up

Humans are meant to look up and be vigilant of their surroundings.  It’s a survival mechanism.  Now we stare into our phones, neck hunched over. Some people argue that this habit is no different than before. But carrying around paper and a handheld computer is different. You don’t walk and read a newspaper simultaneously but […]

Through the Looking Glass

We’re restless doing nothing. The thought of boredom leaves us scrolling through email and refreshing Facebook to the same updates. We crave new information, even if it’s useless, even if makes our brain fat. Technology hinders daydreams spontaneity. Instead of letting the mind wander in dull moments we fill it with screen time. Life, which […]