This phantom limb is used as a way of signaling busyness and unapproachability to strangers while existing as an addictive force that promotes the splitting of attention between those who are physically with you and those who are not. – Eric Pickersgill
I know that I need to create some tech boundaries. I spend way too much time attached to my phone or my iPad that I think it has an impact on my life (i.e. I don’t switch off, I’m answering work emails late at night, I don’t properly engage with people and things around me). And if we’re honest, a lot of us are the same. In fact, it’s a major problem.
This piece of work by Eric Pickersgrill has hit home for me – in fact, read the inspiration for his work here. He took a series of photographs and then removed personal devices from images. As a society, we’re more engrossed in screen time than real time.
Do you spend too much time glued to your iphone? Or have you found the perfect balance?