DISCUSSING > DISEMBODIED DISCUSSION
Exchange is essential for growing up. It allows us to confront ideas, to think and to increase self-awareness. Some say that new ways of communicating through technology enable people to escape their isolation. However, now seen as old fashioned, a paper letter written with care tells you that you are unique and worthy of the greatest attention. Someone took the time to focus entirely on you.
Today, Facebook could be considered pollution to our dialogues. It spreads very quickly and it blends in with our daily life without being noticed. During my 6-days experience, the participants had contaminated my profile using 50 previously-selected words. I asked them to look up a definition in a dictionary and to post it on my Facebook wall.
It produced 15 meters of Facebook news feed looking like a long conversation. The content is, in fact, a spreading of mere knowledge without interaction or reflection. It demonstrates the superficiality of interactions across social media.