Description: The Public Isolation Project was born.
As she literally X’s off the 30 days she is spending cut off from the world, Norine chronicles her experience through her blog http://www.publicisolationproject.com/.
On the other side of the glass, Elliott is filming a documentary on their collaboration.
They are not anti-technology, Elliott says, just hoping to inspire more conversation about how everything from the internet to iPads are shaping people’s lives.
Date: Nov 22, 2010
We think we are being social on these gadgets,” she said. “And it can be a really great thing when people live in different states, but when you are at dinner or you are trying to have a conversation and you are being distracted by these other things. Or maybe you are just not going out as much because you are staying home and are online.”
Usually a TV and photography production manager based in Los Angeles, California, Norine ended up in her own personal fishbowl in Portland after a chance meeting with Josh Elliott. Click here for rest of story
Questions for discussion:
- Do you feel social media changes the way people communicate? Explain?
- Are we being “social” when we are on our electronic gadgets?
- What are the social benefits of our gadgets and using them for communication?