Trapped in the Cave with your Smartphone

We are often trapped in a cave of our own making and don’t realize the shadows we see on the wall are only that, shadows of the real world.  So what is the ‘real world’ and how do we learn to see the true beauty around us?  Look Up from your phone is a good place to start.  

Your first task is to research Plato’s Cave allegory and try and explain what he is trying to say about his own society.

Next, brainstorm a list of the negative effects smartphones have had on us.  Think both of the individual and of our relationships.

Finally, see how many of these illustrations apply to the lists you’ve made.  Are other people (artists) thinking the same things?

The Effects of the Cell Phone

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