Digital screen attracts people’s eyes; young eyes and old eyes.
First, I have to be honest here, saying that I am not that extremist who refuses to use social media applications, read online articles/ news. It is essential, and necessary to pick up some headlines on daily basis, based on this fast pace society.
On a bus.
Two people got on the bus, holding their phones. I assumed one was reading because of his serious face, and not much of thumb movements. The girl must receive something was associated with ‘love’ because she was smiling at her screen. Their eyes were on the screen, all the time.
I visited Pourhouse, located in the heart of gastown, Vancouver. It was sunny, and moist in the air in the afternoon. Two ladies came in, sitting right next to me. The first thing they ask: ” what is the password for the wifi here?”. As I continued my sketching, I noticed that their conversation faded away, drifted away. Here silence came in. Waiting for their orders, they placed their eyes on the screen, expecting, smiling at, dreaming about something we cannot imagine.