This video was created by the Media Unit at the University of Wollongong. Indebted to the creativity of Grant Reynolds (Story, Creative), and Paul Jones (Audio, Photography, Videography). You might like to compare the video above with this one (apologies to you Bob Dylan)!
The full story can be found here: http://stand.uow.edu.au/disconnected/
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Inspiration for this video came from this artwork I completed over a 4 week period and published in January 2016. The collective effort of dear strangers that I now call acquaintances in Tathra NSW, most of them on holidays.
The backdrop to the article can be found in my IEEE Technology & Society editorial titled 'Gone Fishing'.
My thanks also to my three children, who patiently listened to many stories told by people just like us, on the impact of technology.
My thanks especially to Ramona Pringle for those wonderful Skype conversations late in 2015/early 2016 with whom we begun this 'art' in the hope we might complete a comparative piece and list the tiles, 100x100 in an art gallery both here in Australia and in Canada.
Please note: this was not 'research' but 'art'. I kept no documentation of who signed my blank pieces of white A4 pages, but their personal stories will forever be in my memory. I will write about my memories soon, and I do hope at least to show the original works, with hands holding the white sheets of paper (no faces) in Panizzi @ UOW.
I thank again my colleague Ramona Pringle and close collaborator M.G. Michael for guest editing two special issues with me in IEEE Technology and Society and IEEE Potentials on this subject of "unintended consequences".
I hope you enjoy pondering on every tile. What I deduced is that unintended consequences of technology are usually interpreted as mostly negative things... I do wonder how we might be able to reverse this trend.