FILM260: Flipbook The Regression of Social Contact By: Duncan O’Donnell Image Via Flickr: Jesse W. Dil
“ADer tens of thousands of years of interacIng with each other preKy much the same way – face-‐to-‐face, or through a physical device (pictures, words, smoke signals) – we’ve suddenly become able to communicate over long distances instantaneously.” Image Via Flickr: cosmonauIruSource: Erika Anderson, Forbes
Image Via Flickr: johnthurm FiDeen years ago, the majority of these technologies didn’t exist. now, we have access to informaIon conInuously and it has changed how we COMMUNICATE
Image Via Flickr: madame.furie In fact of digital na4ves prefer to communicate digitally rather than face-‐to-‐face Source: How Our Digital Devices Are AﬀecIng Our Personal RelaIonships, Iris Adler
Image Via Flickr: p medved Source: Susan Tardanico, Forbes
Image Via Flickr: travit “It is never okay to be unavailable. Ever. Not for a minute.” Though… We are constantly connected and never disconnected Source: He Texts, She Tweets -‐ Are they E-‐CompaIble?
Image Via: BreK Levin -‐ Flickr ource: Sherry Turkle, The Flight From CommunicaIon
Image Via Flickr: adam.shamblin Source: Sherry Turkle, The Flight From CommunicaIon
Image Via Flickr: rkleine to our Sherry Turkle, The Flight From CommunicaIon
Image Via : Wikimedia Commons This change has leD us DIVIDED
Image Via Flickr: HollingsMany now argue “we expect more from technology and less from one another” providing “the illusion of companionshipwithout the demands of relaIonship.” Source: Sherry Turkle, The Flight From CommunicaIon
Image Via Flickr: sunsur“we end up hiding from one another even as we are constantly connected” Source: Sherry Turkle, The Flight From CommunicaIon
Image Via Flickr: paurian Causing us too… “Change not only what we do but also who we are” Source: Sherry Turkle, The Flight From CommunicaIon
Image Via Flickr: Alex Akopyan Now, there are always other people to communicate with
leaving us to ask… How are social interacIons changing? and What factors are inside, and what factors are outside the box?
Image Via Flickr: Stuck in Customs One study states the changes have: Lessened in4macy and saIsfacIon among romanIc couples Source: From Bullying To RelaIonships
Image Via: Wikimedia Commons Because of this, many people hope to “preserve the values and social norms of oﬄine culture” Source: Alexandra Samuels, The AtlanIc
Image Via Flickr: mtsrs The truth is that we should be worried about having primarily digital friendships, because they can cause a loss of empathy.
Image Via Flickr: griangrafanna “The problem is, as empathy wanes, so does trust. And without trust, you cant have a cohesive society.” Source: Belinda Luscombe, Time
Now, only Ime will tell how our digital lives and virtual friendships will shape new generaIons. Image Via SXH.HU: Stock Photo Website
Image Via: Duncan O’Donnell All images are licensed under the CreaIve Commons Non-‐Commercial Share-‐Alike 3.0 Agreement and sourced from Flickr unless otherwise stated.
Sources: (Other than required readings) hKp://www.Ime.com/Ime/health/arIcle/0,8599,1998396,00.html hKp://www.theatlanIc.com/technology/archive/2012/04/own-‐it-‐social-‐media-‐isnt-‐just-‐something-‐other-‐people-‐do/256212/ hKp://www.forbes.com/sites/susantardanico/2012/04/30/is-‐social-‐media-‐sabotaging-‐real-‐communicaIon/ hKp://www.wbur.org/2013/01/17/digital-‐lives-‐i
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