- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: AJKS Publishing; 1st edition (June 20 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0995205604
- ISBN-13: 978-0995205604
- Parcel Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.9 x 1.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 358 g
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #136,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dysconnected Paperback – Jun 20 2016
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'Dysconnected: Isolated By Our Mobile Devices' features striking images alongside thought provoking quotes that together encourage us to be mindful of the ways in which our mobile devices are changing our lives. We all know how useful, powerful, and delightful our cell phones or tablets can be, but a growing number of us also have a sense that there’s something potentially disturbing about the way they have so rapidly taken up such a large and central space in our lives. Smartphones have been shown to interfere with our ability to concentrate on a lecture, drive a car, empathize with a stranger, respond to a family member, or get a good night's sleep. Are we losing the capacity for quiet solitude? Are we filling all previously-empty spaces in our days with electronic ‘busy-ness’? Have online ‘friends’ taken the place of the other sort? Have second lives replaced our first? And, if this is the case, should it be cause for any concern? ‘Dysconnected’ is a series of over 75 striking pen and ink illustrations depicting humans isolated by their personal technology. Accompanying quotes, opinions, ideas, and facts all encourage reflection. The book also includes two dense pages of ‘Phone Facts’. The images show the effects that mobile devices are having on friendships, couples, families, work, play, study, life, and our capacity for solitude. In all, a thought provoking visual essay with brief passages of interwoven text. Designed to be read through, or dipped into time and again. 160 pages, 11" x 8.5", Softcover B&W pen, ink, & wash images Published and printed in Canada ISBN 9780995205604
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This is a book to enjoy on many levels. You will want to leave it close by to open up randomly and read one quote and look at the drawing. It can make you laugh, think, worry and hopefully act. My daughter is a grade 6 and 7 elementary school teacher and thinks this book should be in her class library. It can be used to generate discussion and possibly art projects that portray the use of smartphones in their own lives. I believe that Mr. Scamvougeras has provided a smart (no pun intended) and accessible tool for personal reflection and family sharing and community action to help deal with this attachment to information and constant communication. Rick Taylor
spend too much time staring at our hand-held devices. Highly recommended. Savage Sutherland
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