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Sheltered IntimacyA look at the degradation ofconversationPhoto by: horstmannsfotos
Within our rapidly advancing society,The requirement for communication is essential
The U.N. telecom agency says thatwere about 6 billion cellularsubscriptions at the end of 2011- roughly one phone for ever...
It is quite easy to see theapparent benefits of cellphones……but are they perhaps, detrimentalin some ways?Photo by: shutte...
If you’ve ever pretended to be talking on your cellphone to avoid talking to, or acknowledgingsomeone nearby, you’re not a...
Families sit together spending timetexting……focusing on their phones insteadof each otherPhoto by: Taber
Executives text during boardmeetings……paying attention only towhat interests themPhoto by: Joi
A sixteen year old who relies ontexting for almost everything said:“Someday, someday, but certainlynot now, I’d like to le...
Are phones really helping us tocommunicate more effectively?Or do they isolate us from thisvery intent.Photo by: CamEvans
More than 40% of smart phone ownersentertain themselves with their phonewhen bored.For users 18 to 29, that’s 70%.Photo by...
Our attention spans last only aslong as the speed of our internet……and anything less thaninstantaneous, is often ignored.P...
Effective communication however,takestime &patienceto nurture and developPhoto by: Brian Auer
It can be difficult to be concernedabout the person in front of usWhen worrying about a “read”receipt seen by someone else...
We think that constant connectionwill make us feel less lonely……but if we are unable to bealone, then aren’t we more likel...
It is time that we recognize anescape from our technology inducedsolitude……and open doors for ourselves froman intimate an...
This starts by taking severalsteps: Photo by: Paolo Magari
At home we can createphone-free spacesPhoto by: Alex
Within relationships, we can listento one another……putting aside our phonesduring time spent togetherPhoto by: iamarocker
Let us collectively pick up the piecesthat our phones have taken from usPhoto by: Bergmeier
And remove the shelter we havegrown so accustomed toPhoto by: Fernando Prieto
Sources• http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/08/16/pew.cell.phone.report.gahran/index.html?iref=allsearch• http://www.nyti...
Credits• All images are licensed under the CreativeCommons and sourced from Flickr
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  1. 1. Sheltered IntimacyA look at the degradation ofconversationPhoto by: horstmannsfotos
  2. 2. Within our rapidly advancing society,The requirement for communication is essential
  3. 3. The U.N. telecom agency says thatwere about 6 billion cellularsubscriptions at the end of 2011- roughly one phone for every86 of 100 peoplePhoto by: woodleywonderworks
  4. 4. It is quite easy to see theapparent benefits of cellphones……but are they perhaps, detrimentalin some ways?Photo by: shutterbugamar
  5. 5. If you’ve ever pretended to be talking on your cellphone to avoid talking to, or acknowledgingsomeone nearby, you’re not alone.A new survey says 1 in 13 Americans have usedthis ploy.Photo by: martinic
  6. 6. Families sit together spending timetexting……focusing on their phones insteadof each otherPhoto by: Taber
  7. 7. Executives text during boardmeetings……paying attention only towhat interests themPhoto by: Joi
  8. 8. A sixteen year old who relies ontexting for almost everything said:“Someday, someday, but certainlynot now, I’d like to learn how tohave a conversation.”Photo by: SantioMB Photo
  9. 9. Are phones really helping us tocommunicate more effectively?Or do they isolate us from thisvery intent.Photo by: CamEvans
  10. 10. More than 40% of smart phone ownersentertain themselves with their phonewhen bored.For users 18 to 29, that’s 70%.Photo by: simplyalex
  11. 11. Our attention spans last only aslong as the speed of our internet……and anything less thaninstantaneous, is often ignored.Photo by: OHenze
  12. 12. Effective communication however,takestime &patienceto nurture and developPhoto by: Brian Auer
  13. 13. It can be difficult to be concernedabout the person in front of usWhen worrying about a “read”receipt seen by someone elsemiles awayPhoto by: enkie22
  14. 14. We think that constant connectionwill make us feel less lonely……but if we are unable to bealone, then aren’t we more likely tocontinually feel lonelyPhoto by: magnath
  15. 15. It is time that we recognize anescape from our technology inducedsolitude……and open doors for ourselves froman intimate and personal mannerPhoto by: zlady
  16. 16. This starts by taking severalsteps: Photo by: Paolo Magari
  17. 17. At home we can createphone-free spacesPhoto by: Alex
  18. 18. Within relationships, we can listento one another……putting aside our phonesduring time spent togetherPhoto by: iamarocker
  19. 19. Let us collectively pick up the piecesthat our phones have taken from usPhoto by: Bergmeier
  20. 20. And remove the shelter we havegrown so accustomed toPhoto by: Fernando Prieto
  21. 21. Sources• http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/08/16/pew.cell.phone.report.gahran/index.html?iref=allsearch• http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html?pagewanted=all• http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/10/11/un-cellphone-internet.html
  22. 22. Credits• All images are licensed under the CreativeCommons and sourced from Flickr
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