In the modern world electronic devices and particularly mobile phones have become a serious addiction that creates serious health problems.
Studies that have been conducted show that the electrical signals that are coming from a mobile phone can interfere with our own cell signals. So, an excessive use of a cell phones can damage our memory and concentration abilities but it can also cause migraines, troubled sleep and chronic weakness of the body. It has also been noted that the extended use of a mobile phone may be the root for other kind of diseases such as electrosensitivity or IEI-EMF.
French Photographer, Antonie Geiger, gives another dimension to the harmful effects of electronic devices through her photographs. She believes that technology has become a perception for life in the modern world that has isolated us in a made up reality, prevent us from living our ‘present physical lives’. For more information, read the following article.
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Addiction to technology “is placing the screen as an object of ‘mass subculture’, alienating the relation to our own body, and more generally to the physical world.”
Antonie Geiger is a 20-year-old photographer from France who has perfectly outlined how our electronics are sucking the life out of us. They consume out attention tricking us into thinking it is about affection and all the while distracting us from living our present physical lives.
When we are not grounded in the present moment we are disconnecting. Since many of us are on a path of seeking connection we need to remember to keep our electronic tools in balance with our interpersonal connections.
Antonie Geiger said the project was a part of some of the research he is doing in order to better understand this “mass subculture” where we are addicted to screens. We alienate anyone physically around us while we are fooled to think we are really connecting.
“Mankind, which in Homer’s time was an object of contemplation for the Olympian gods, is now one for itself. Its self-alienation has reached such a degree that it can experience its own destruction as aesthetic pleasure of the first order.” -Walter Banjamin
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