The digital sphere is a looking glass, full of shards of truth.
There are so many snippets, it feels like we're getting a sense of the whole.
But we all know that the best things in life happen somewhere else.
In the sea. At the dinner table. In bed. ̶A̶t̶ ̶T̶h̶o̶r̶p̶e̶ ̶P̶a̶r̶k̶.̶
Away from the internet.
Social Dilemma was a reminder of what tech companies are doing to us. Something that really stuck with me was the idea that we are all being mined, just as the Earth's resources are. Our attention is being sold. Somerset House's 24/7 exhibition earlier this year showed one social media company's list of competitors, and horrifyingly, on that list was 'sleep'.
With more connection built into the way we live we might not really need or want so much from our social channels. They're the product of a lonely society. In Covid times, we're easy pickings.
How can we be more analogue in a digital world? How can we live in a more connected way? In a society obsessed with results, how can we break open the creative journey?
Over and out,
Sophie (writing from a rock)