Saturday, October 26, 2013

So now that we are all connected...do you ever want to unplug?


There are people who are studying that question, especially when the answer is,
"YES!"
In fact, they are collecting images that show some of the push back against being constantly in contact, 
like these images below:




So here is your chance to be involved in cutting-edge research.
Signs like this are springing up everywhere. If you see one take a picture of it and send it to the researcher doing this study (let's add an end date~ December 31st, 2014).

Also, if you'd like... share this invite with your friends around the country and the world.

Take those pics for the next year or so and then
email 'em to this addy~ rgomez@uw.edu


5 comments:

Bijoux said...

I haven't been on a vacation in the last few years, but it's always refreshing to get away from the Internet when I'm gone. Then again, I don't even own a smartphone, so I'm already less plugged in than most.

actonbell said...

I haven't seen any signs like this, but someone did have a sign posted on the back of his messed-up car that read, "hit by texting teen."

And I also do not have a smart phone, but my coworkers are constantly checking theirs as if they were absolute necessities.

lime said...

i am chuckling at the exhortation to pick up one's phone and text a picture of something exhorting us to put our phones down.

Jocelyn said...

Well, now I'll be looking for those.

I like a day that has me both connected and deliberately NOT connected. Balance and all.

coopernicus said...

This is the quandary that I call my life. I am all for unplugging and going outside - and yet i work for the number one cell phone company....