Not only does Euphonia challenge our everyday habits -- whether it's the urge to check our Twitter feeds, Instagram a photo, or refresh our inboxes -- it leaves viewers with a heightened sense of awareness.
The overuse of email as an alternative to a call creates emotional distance. In advertising, it is said that the medium is the message. In this case, the medium is email and the message is "I don't actually want to talk to you."
Never in human history have we been in contact with so many people and connected with so few.
The ability to bring this power into our control without allowing it to control us is the new make-or-break skill for a life of happiness in the third millennium.
Any sensitive theatergoer will tell you that live theater is a completely different experience
than watching the same thing on TV or your computer screen. Can the energy that an inspiring
teacher calls forth be funneled into a computer screen?
At the bottom there's Facebook, and then texting, and then email, and then the phone, and then -- in theory -- face to face. But as one of them says, no one really expects to communicate in person: "That's just not of our time."