With only a few days to go until the World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment the excitement around the world is growing day by day. But “What is this all about?” you may ask. Let me explain.
It all started about a million years ago or probably more when man came out of the cave and began to evolve in the prehistoric world. Standing up to big dinosaurs and other fierce beasts required strength and determination. This sometimes came across in the power of eye contact used in man’s defence. It was also an integral part of connecting with the opposite sex (as well as other members of the same sex) and gaining trust. Especially when language had not fully evolved at that time.
It is to this day that this primitive characteristic of eye contact still remains firmly evident. In fact, we can see it all around us as we go about our daily routine. However, the issue in this modern world is often that we don’t make eye contact anymore. Not in the way we used to back in the days of dinosaurs and cavemen. Why? Well, let’s take a look.
It all started when computers became portable, when mobile phones became “smart” phones, and when people began working under different conditions. This may include: longer hours; extended periods of time working from home or in an isolated office; increased exposure to use of the internet to do business, to name a few. The result? Less time socialising, being with family and friends, taking a walk in the park, and in general being around people in your community.
So what happened? Why did this cause us to welcome this new technology and way of life? Because powerful advertisers tell us that this is the solution to make our lives easier. In fact, it does. However, it comes with conditions not disclosed to you on the packet. “Warning! Increased use of technology may cause your brain to melt down.”
Then along came a wonderful artist named Marina Abramovich
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