Millions of People Being Lonesome Together is a project that looks into the attitudes and problems related to digital communications, particularly in an urban context.
We are perpetually in touch with the rest of the world, be it by phone, e-mail or Facebook, a trend that seems likely to continue, with more and more mobile functionality being pressed into products by electronics manufacturers.
However, in urban centres, the traditional hub of electronic communication, there is a higher percentage of isolation and depression than in comparison to rural areas.
I was interested in exploring this phenomenon, looking at these methods of communication with a more critical eye, as it appears that they have become mainstream necessities without us truly understanding the effect of their existence.
Consider this: if we don’t know the full effect of mobile phones, how can we push on developing emerging trends such as ubiquitous or wearable computing?