I put this piece up while I was down in Chicago for Lollapalooza.
A philosophy teacher once asked me if I thought it was possible to fall in love with robots. I replied no, because they're a machine and don't know what love is. She asked me what love was to me. I said it involved an emotional connection with someone that was reciprocated through affection and language. She then told me that if a robot was physically identical to a human and could show affection or argue with you, laugh with you and cry with you, are they really that different from humans?
The idea behind this piece is along these lines, our commitment and adoration we have for our digitally logged-in lives is unrequited. I always ask people if they love their phones or computers because they're connected to it, or because it connects them to others.
I think technology is essential in bringing people together for the right reasons, like we saw with Tunisia and Cairo, but it's as much of a distraction as it is a tool. Let's use it for more than 4 hours of Facebook creeping