Monday morning mental health break: iDiots (video)

Given the unrelenting barrage of bad news out of the Ukraine and Gaza and everywhere else, I thought we could all use a mental health break.

Here’s ‘iDiots’, a stop-motion video by the visual effects studio, Big Lazy Robot.

iDiots by Big Lazy Robot

iDiots by Big Lazy Robot

And here’s the video:

Consider this post an open thread…


Published professional writer and poet, Becca had a three decade career in technical writing and consulting before selling off most of her possessions in 2006 to go live at an ashram in India for 3 years. She loves literature (especially science fiction), technology and science, progressive politics, cool electronic gadgets, and perfecting Hatch green chile recipes. Fortunately for this last, Becca and her wife currently live in New Mexico. @BeccaMorn

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  • HeartlandLiberal

    From article on recent study of negative effect of just the passive presence of mobile devices during social interaction with other human beans:

    “Staying connected” is the unspoken mantra of the smartphone
    generation. We now have the ability to instantaneously link up with
    nearly any information source, and tap into a live feed of what’s
    happening in our social circle.

    However, critics have long warned that this non-stop barrage of news
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    maintain the focused attention necessary for truly meaningful
    communication.

    Luddite nonsense? Actually, no. Newly published research
    suggests that the mere presence of a cell phone or smartphone can
    lessen the quality of an in-person conversation, lowering the amount of
    empathy that is exchanged between friends.

    The study, published in the journal Environment and Behavior, confirms the findings of a 2013 lab-based study in a real-world setting. It suggests you don’t have to be actively checking your phone for it to divide your attention.

    “Mobile phones hold symbolic meaning in advanced technological societies,” a research team led by Shalini Misra
    of Virginia Tech University writes. “In their presence, people have the
    constant urge to seek out information, check for communication, and
    direct their thoughts to other people and worlds.”

    “Even without active use, the presence of mobile technologies has the
    potential to divert individuals from face-to-face exchanges, thereby
    undermining the character and depth of these connections. Individuals
    are more likely to miss subtle cues, facial expressions, and changes in
    the tone of their conversation partner’s voice, and have less eye
    contact.”

    http://www.psmag.com/navigation/nature-and-technology/presence-smart-phone-lowers-quality-person-conversations-85805/

  • Indigo

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