Skimming the Surface

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Skimming the Surface

  1. 1. Matthew Hodder Photo by: - https://flic.kr/p/7S7dAP
  2. 2. WHILE TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES Photo by Da Sal - https://flic.kr/p/iK2QET
  3. 3. SO DOES OUR ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH THE WORLD Photo by violinha - https://flic.kr/p/2WS9yD
  4. 4. FRIENDS FAR AND WIDE FEEL CLOSE Photo by Frabrice Florin - https://flic.kr/p/kp8ZH5
  5. 5. Photo by Yutaka Tsutano - https://flic.kr/p/8dwAwJ
  6. 6. BUT THIS CONNECTIVITY COMES AT A COST Photo by epSos .de - https://flic.kr/p/dTUAhR
  7. 7. “In Plato’s Phaedrus, Socrates bemoaned the development of writing. He feared that, as people came to rely on the written word as a substitute for the knowledge they used to carry inside their heads, they would, in the words of one of the dialogue’s characters, “cease to exercise their memory and become forgetful.” And because they would be able to “receive a quantity of information without proper instruction,” they would “be thought very knowledgeable when they are for the most part quite ignorant.” They would be “filled with the conceit of wisdom instead of real wisdom.”” – NICHOLAS CARR Photo by Image Editor - https://flic.kr/p/5dJFEM
  8. 8. ANSWERS ARE NO LONGER SOUGHT Photo by Geoff Coupe - https://flic.kr/p/2Ruha
  9. 9. BUT ARE QUICKLY GOOGLED WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING Photo by Antonio Manfredonio - https://flic.kr/p/4oHKfi
  10. 10. IT QUICKLY BECOMES IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP UP WITH ALL OF YOUR “FRIENDS” Photo by brainflakes. - https://flic.kr/p/4W9L67
  11. 11. ESPECIALLY WITH FACEBOOK “TAILORING YOUR NEWSFEED BASED ON WHO YOU ROUTINELY INTERACT WITH” – ALAN MARTIN Photo by Dimitris Kalogeropoylos - https://flic.kr/p/8kvsXB
  12. 12. AND THE CONVERSATIONS YOU DO HAVE ARE TIDBITS Photo by Dave Gilbert - https://flic.kr/p/5uQF7
  13. 13. THAT ARE MOSTLY CURT AND ACRONYMICALLY-CENTERED Photo by See-ming Lee - https://flic.kr/p/7aaDP9
  14. 14. WE LIMIT OURSELVES TO JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG OF UNDERSTANDING AND RELATION Photo by Winky - https://flic.kr/p/4oAzUB
  15. 15. THIS SUPER-CONNECTIVITY DISTRACTS US: “EACH OF US IS IN OUR OWN BUBBLE.” – SHERRY TURKLE Photo by Ed Yourdon - https://flic.kr/p/6HKCex
  16. 16. OUR BUBBLES SOMETIMES CONSUME US SO ENTIRELY Photo by Ed Yourdon - https://flic.kr/p/9RsWwJ
  17. 17. THAT SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTS MUST MAKE EFFORTS TO POP THEM Image captured from Polar Cell Phone Nullifier - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN7Fg0LWZsI
  18. 18. WE MUST REMEMBER TO TAKE EVERYTHING IN MODERATION Photo by Ginny - https://flic.kr/p/5hRRmC
  19. 19. AND SOMETIMES TO CONNECT WE MUST ALSO DISCONNECT Photo by simpleinsomnia - https://flic.kr/p/nu1JEq
  20. 20. RESOURCES “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr. The Atlantic. 2008. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/306868/ “The web‟s „echo chamber‟ leaves us none the wiser” by Alan Martin. Wired.co.uk. 2013. http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-05/1/online-stubbornness “The Flight From Conversation” by Sherry Turkle. New York Times Sunday Review – Opinion Pages. 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/opinion/sunday/the-flight-from-conversation.html?pagewanted=all All photos used in accordance with their respective Creative Commons licenses. Modifications are limited to stretching and the addition of text. Photo by Chris - https://flic.kr/p/7PozJp

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