from three perspectives:
Laurence (w4rner) Warner aka Cerulean explored the idea of Smartphone Dependence from research, practical & artistic perspectives 2017-9 as part of his Fulbright-funded Master’s research. The inquiry was motivated by a technologist provoking him that “Taking away a smartphone is like cutting off an arm. We are already bionic.”
As his tech handle provocatively suggests, w4rner is fascinated by the opportunity represented by integrating technology into our daily lives, in particular through consumer-friendly AI; and yet, drawing upon his adolescent struggles through tech addiction, his belief that the success of our youth will depend upon their ability to master their tech.
First Week Flip Phone
Visit FirstWeekFlipPhone.com to hear stories of young people who tried to kick their smartphone addictions in a fun way!
Social New Venture Challenge
U Chicago Student Showcase about leading Team FlipPh.one into the Social New Venture Challenge.
“net:work? A Fulbrighter Conversation”
I applied my research to help Fulbrighters curate a better social media space for the community.
“A crucial question of our time: Why has our inner life become so impoverished and empty, and why has our outer life become so exorbitant, and in its subjective satisfactions even more empty? Why have we become technological gods and moral devils, scientific supermen and aesthetic idiots - idiots, that is, primarily in the Greek sense of being wholly private persons, incapable of communicating with each other or understanding each other.” - L. Mumford ('Art and Technics', 1952)
This 2020 project showcase page
is best viewed on a desktop screen XD