Look Up

The above video, “Look Up,” might be a useful counter to the concern that keeps our eyes on our phones so often: FOMO or “Fear Of Missing Out.” See also the New York Times piece from 2016 on whether we are more or less connected as a result of being always connected through technology.

Here’s another little short film on the same topic, called “I Forgot My Phone.”


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  • John MacDonald

    I gave up Facebook a while back, mostly because I was tired of seeing things like what people were having for dinner or how cute their pet was. It’s kind of ironic that, pre cell phone, it was like pulling teeth to get people to sit down and watch slide show pictures of their vacation. Now, because it’s on social media, a slide show has suddenly become fascinating lol. I much prefer to engage in in-depth conversations about topics I find stimulating on blogs like this one. And I certainly feel connected to the friends I chat with here, exploring topics with them on a deep level.

  • http://timebottle.weebly.com/ Beau Quilter

    Hey, I’d be happy to put my phone down and look up, but I’m too busy reading your blog and watching these videos about looking up.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

      What a perfect comment to make about this blog post!

      • http://timebottle.weebly.com/ Beau Quilter

        The app industry (and a lot of current technology market research) is all about how much of our daily activities can be made to fit in the palm of our hand.