According to a March 2018 Pew Research study 31% of Americans who use a mobile device admit to being online
(DIS) CONNECTED is a film of video clips created to demonstrate the ubiquity of mobile phone use in the public space. The work is designed for display in ground level windows facing the sidewalk in busy pedestrian areas.
The film contain hundreds of clips of people walking along the teeming streets of New York, oblivious to the incredible world that surrounds them. They focus only on their devices.
The goal of (DIS) CONNECTED is to shine a spotlight on this vast (and growing) phenomenon
Is this good for us?
The internet is meant to be the ultimate global connector,
yet hordes of people now walk in public, hypnotized and disconnected from reality by the $900 devices they carry in the palms of their hands.
By design, mobile devices and their apps are highly addictive.
"a social-validation feedback loop... exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because you're exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology."
- Digital media pioneer Sean Parker, speaking about Facebook, 2017
(DIS) CONNECTED seeks ground floor windows and street/park/transit display locations with high density foot traffic, and is customizable to site-specific specifications, including multiple screens and varying aspect ratios and duration times.
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