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The flight from conversation

The flight from conversation






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    • The Flight From ConversationBy: Mark DimockPhoto by: Johan Larsson (flickr)
    • We live in a technological universe in which weare always communicating.And yet we have sacrificed conversation formere connection.Photo by: Christopher Sullivan (flickr)
    • The little devices most of us carry around are sopowerful that they change not only what wedo, but also who we are.Photo by: Ed Yourdon (flickr)
    • Photo by:SusanSermonetal(flickr)
    • Photo by: Jim Bumgardner (flickr)In the silence of connection,people are comforted bybeing in touch with a lot ofpeople — carefully kept atbay.
    • We are tempted to think that our little “sips” ofonline connection add up to a big gulp of realconversation. But they don’t.
    • Photo by: Victor De la Rocha (flickr)Connecting in sipsmay work forgathering discretebits of information...
    • But connecting in sips doesn’t work as wellwhen it comes to understanding and knowingone another.Photo by: Raissa Ruschel (flickr)
    • We think constant connection will make us feelless lonely. The opposite is true.
    • If we are unable to be alone, we are far morelikely to be lonely.
    • Photo by: ores2k (flickr)People can’t properlyexpress emotion orcomplete thoughts in ashort text message
    • As we get used to being shortchanged onconversation and to getting by with less, weseem almost willing to dispense with peoplealtogether.Photo by: Lance Robotson (flickr)
    • “Someday,someday, butcertainly not now,I’d like to learnhow to have aconversation.”–Sixteen Year OldPhoto by: Nomadic Lass (flickr)
    • Human relationships are rich; they’re messyand demanding.Photo by: Gail (flickr)
    • Often, I will be somewhere, and see people my age whoare supposed to be a “couple” who are barely able tosay hi to each other.Photo Brandon Warren (flickr)
    • Photo by: Mauricio Balvanera (flickr)I’m sure as soon as they go home, their iPhones willlight up with little hearts and endearing expressionsof their undying love.
    • We don’t know how to actually deal with oneanother anymore, because real life doesn’tcome with a delete button and little smileyfaces.Photo by: Mixy Lorenzo (flickr)
    • Photo by: Collin Key (flickr)We need to remember — in between texts and e-mailsand Facebook posts — to listen to one another
    • Photo by: Jakub HlavatyPeople want most of all to beheard; to have others listen tothem — really listen — andunderstand their needs andconcerns.
    • Photo by: _nickd (flickr)So I say, look up, look at one another, and let’sstart the conversation.
    • References• The Flight From Conversation. Sherry Turkle.The New York Times. April 2012.(Slides: 2-10, 12, 14, 18-20)• Texting teens don’t know how to have realconversations, http://www.voxxi.com/texting-teens-conversations/#ixzz2TcBxe5Je(Slides: 11, 15, 16, 17)