Death of Conversation [image copyright Babycakes Romero]
The remarkable street life images of people on their phones
captured by Babycakes Romero
are stark reminders of how smart phones serve to diminish the circumstances of connection. It is known that phones diminish the quality of our conversations.
Many at my workshops find relief in being removed from their technological tethers
, the absence of which enable them to forge authentic human connection. I shall say again that I am no Luddite, but will continue to emphasize that we must renegotiate our relationship with our technologies if we are to negotiate fulfilling relationships with ourselves and with each other.
[Babycakes Romero’s images capture a variety of visually rendered conversations. Follow his work @babycakesromero on Twitter and Instagram]