Ethereal

XVII.6 November + December 2010
Page: 6
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Designing for solitude


Authors:
Ben Fullerton

Our lives demand more and more of our attention. In a relatively tiny span of time, our culture has begun to value states of connectedness, sharing, and constant availability, in a way that even our parents’ generation could not have foreseen. And we seem to have become comfortable with designing to support this constant connectivity, continually finding ways of adding the network to the interactions we craft. As dictated by the regularly rapid pace of technology, this profound shift in our behavior has happened remarkably quickly. Prior to 2006—just four years ago—only a small minority were publishing their photos, relationship…




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