Mobile Phone Distractions
Mobile Phone Distractions is an on-going body of work that examines the myriad of ways that a mobile phone can distract us from being present in our daily lives.
Mobile phones have proliferated so much that it seems everyone has one, even children. It was not that long ago that people spoke to others on the phone in the privacy of a home or office. Now we speak on the phone wherever we are, and we tap on the phone also, taking care of business 24-7. Mobile phones have had a distinct impact on how we behave in both public and private. I have watched in my own family how the phones have changed the dynamic of how we interact. This work explores how these ubiquitous devices that are supposed to be making us more connected often times have the opposite effect of disconnecting and distracting us from what is occurring in the present. It takes work to really connect with others. Are we losing that ability by always having these devices in our midst?
© 2017 Teri Vershel