Revisiting the Family Bond: wirelessly attached.


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Revisiting the Family Bond: wirelessly attached.

  1. 1. Revisiting the family bond: <br />wirelessly attached. <br />By Emily Kingdom<br />
  2. 2. When normal dinner time conversation surrounds events of the day, the meals on my avenue rotate around the latest app on my Dad’s iphone3GS, my mothers sonyerricons’ 2hr life battery, my sister’s blackberry curve in “silvah”, my little brother’s afternoon spent phoneless and my blackberry bold 9000’s impeccable underground service. <br />
  3. 3. Somehow each describe our <br />personalities…. <br />
  4. 4. ….even though all serve the same primary function…<br />
  5. 5. ….to connect our <br />“my five” together. <br />
  6. 6. The wireless connection that holds us together seems to bind tighter than any other bond we have ever known. <br />
  7. 7. The ability to <br /> track, monitor, <br /> email, text, bbm, surf, <br /> save, view, edit, listen, <br />and of course call all within one wireless handled device….<br />
  8. 8. ….has changed everything. <br />
  9. 9. Taking it a step beyond the simple search bar, the “app” sorts for the viewer exactly what they want, how they want it, when they want it.<br />
  10. 10. Whether “it” is a dictionary definition,<br />a bus time, a flight check-in,<br />an intersection or <br />anything <br />in-between, <br /> it is up to the user. <br />
  11. 11. What surprises me, then, is how these app’s come together to form what I see as an app profile, a description of a person through the compilation of there apps. <br />
  12. 12. My mother has a lack of app-etite. Wishing her phone would just turn on and off is her only command. Unfortunately, the device is stuffed full of music and nothing she does purges this piece of plastic of its disease. <br />Photo by Emily Kingdom. <br />
  13. 13. My little brother’s main concern is his phone’s physical location, which is usually unknown….<br />Photo by Emily Kingdom. <br />
  14. 14. My big sister, pre-law-post-fun cares only for the globe and the nearest Starbucks location. Her curve circa 2008 performs these tasks flawlessly, and a few more when required. <br />Photo by Emily Kingdom. <br />
  15. 15. My father can read his patient files, respond to emails, text my mother, look up my brothers rugby game scores, send photos to my grandmother, and kill A LOT of time playing various miscellaneous games, but never seem to pick up a call….<br />Photo by Emily Kingdom. <br />
  16. 16. “hello, you have reached Dr. Kingdom. Please send me an email” <br />BEEP This voice<br />mailbox is full. <br />Please try again <br />later.<br />(PAPA K has taken to the trends with his friends, using less and less of his voice plan, and more and all of his data plan)<br />Photo by Emily Kingdom. <br />
  17. 17. I like my phone plain and simple. A little BBM, data for my emails, and stock updates on the hour and I am a happy camper. <br />Photo by Emily Kingdom. <br />
  18. 18. With my summer job on the TD Trades floor, working on the economic research desk, I Spend 80% of my time absorbing information, 10% of my time processing and regurgitating information, 5% of my time communicating my idea’s verbally, and 5% of my time on coffee runs. However, like many Information Workers of my generation, I spend 100% of my time with my blackberry in hand. Connection is key, or so I am told.<br />
  19. 19. The only time I let myself disconnect is when I am behind the wheel… to ensure I don’t connect with something I don’t want to….<br />
  20. 20. Distracted driving resulted in 17,000 charges in 2010 in the Toronto region only.<br />(source: The Globe and Mail) <br />
  21. 21. With the o$$ortunities that lie in app design, the possibilities seem endless. There is something for everyone at the app store<br />
  22. 22. So how is it then that we can so easily see a personality, and prioritiesfrom a dashboard? <br />
  23. 23. Just that- <br />the dash of life. <br />
  24. 24. In this fast paced life, we choose what is most important to us.<br />
  25. 25. We choose to divide our time amongst those things<br />And then we spend it accordingly. <br />
  26. 26. So whether we want the news across the ocean, the latest U2 tune, or aunt judy’sfacbookupdate, it is all available.<br />
  27. 27. All your priorities are listed and <br />arranged, right in your <br />hand, where the <br />world can see<br />it, if you want <br />it. <br />
  28. 28. All photos sourced from flickr available @<br />Exception captioned where necessary.<br />