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Alone Together

A book + a movie on our virtual age

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Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But, as MIT technology and society specialist Sherry Turkle argues, this relentless connection leads to a new solitude. As technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down.

Based on hundreds of interviews, the book Alone Together is the result of Turkle’s nearly fifteen-year exploration of our lives on the digital terrain. It describes new unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, parents, and children, and new instabilities in how we understand privacy and community, intimacy, and solitude.

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By this book, the chinese illustrator and animator Yukai Du is ispired by making an animated movie, Way Out, a reflection on modern life in this digital age.

The exaggerated contrast between emotionless citizens and characterized phones reveals our over dependence on virtual communication. A dramatic and extreme consequence shows a negative attitude, for which no one can escape the trend of technology that originally comes from the endless appetence of human beings.

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