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[ THE DOWNING CENTRE - POP-UP ART INSTALLATION ]

OUR OTHER HALVES BY NOTNOTCAMSCOTT

“IN THE RELATIVELY SHORT TIME SINCE THE NEW MILLENNIUM, ONE SMALL OBJECT HAS INVOLVED ITSELF IN OUR EVERYDAY EXISTENCE MORE SO THAN ANY OTHER IN OUR ENTIRE HISTORY. FOR MOST OF US, OUR PHONES ARE SO INGRAINED IN OUR DAILY ROUTINE THAT WE SPEND MORE TIME WITH THEM THAN ANYTHING OR ANYONE ELSE. WITH CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATES PLACING AVERAGE PHONE USAGE AT 90 MINUTES PER DAY (A TOTAL OF 23 FULL DAYS SPENT ON OUR PHONES A YEAR), PROMINENT RESEARCHERS ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT, ‘A LOT OF SMARTPHONE USE SEEMS TO BE HABITUAL, AUTOMATIC BEHAVIOURS THAT WE HAVE NO AWARENESS OF.’ ASIDE FROM THIS ASTOUNDING PHYSICAL CONNECTION, OUR PHONES ARE THE MAIN ACCESS POINT TO OUR LESS TANGIBLE, BUT INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT OTHER HALVES: OUR DIGITAL SELVES. EVERYDAY THESE ONLINE PERSONAS PLAY A MORE SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN OUR LIVES AND IN OFFERING A SENSE OF WHO WE ARE. ALTHOUGH MUCH OF THE DISCUSSION AROUND PERSONALISED ONLINE PLATFORMS REVOLVES AROUND THE CURATION OF DIGITAL PERSONAS, THE OPPOSITE CAN OFTEN BE THE CASE. OUR DIGITAL SELVES HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO AFFECT US JUST AS MUCH AS WE SHAPE THEM.” – NOTNOTCAMSCOTT, DOWNING CENTRE LOCAL COURTS, SYDNEY, APRIL 2017

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