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I’m fascinated by this article from The New York Times: “The Flight from Conversation” by Sherry Turkle about how technology has affected the ways we communicate with each other and what it means for the future of our relationships. Turkle concludes with, “So I say, look up, look at one another, and let’s start the conversation.” I’ve been fortunate to have a few of these face-to-face conversations this week and the power of the spoken word versus text amazes me. I have a greater appreciation for those who are willing to forgo a text conversation for an actual phone call lately too.
A few days after reading this article, I happened upon Anna Moschovakis’ poem “ninth: a conversation between Annabot and the Human Machine on the subject of overpowering emotion.”
From the poem:
ANNABOT: I cannot feel your hand.
HUMAN MACHINE: I cannot feel your heart.
I am going to work on doing more of the above going forward.
Anything else you can think to pair with these?