03/02/2014

Alone together, the innovation of loneliness

The current social networks allow us to mold a personal identity with which we relate to the world. Photos, messages, references, comments, videos and songs, strategically selected, reflect a general desire to show us and be accepted as we would like to be. Unwittingly, it has been created a gap between who we are, with our foibles and joys, and how we show deferred to the world. In the interlining of these two bands separated by digital technology there are much loneliness, that kind of loneliness which is sad. We are connected with hundreds of people and perhaps more lonely than ever.

All this is dealt in ‘The innovation of loneliness’, a piece of animation made by Shimi Cohen, based on a book by Sherry Turkle titled ‘Alone together’.

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