“Phones are the worst.
Glass kind of made me hate my phone — or any phone. It made me realize how much they have captured our attention. Phones separate us from our lives in all sorts of ways. Here we are together, looking at little screens, interacting (at best) with people who aren’t here. Looking at our hands instead of each other. Documenting instead of experiencing.”—Mat Honan of Wired Magazine
“Voyeurism, then, realizes itself only through a hindrance that it creates on its own. In refusing or fearing to engage directly with the attracting object, the individual compensates by possessing it visually. At the same time, if the occupational hazard of this player of a silent game is the possibility of his own discovery, the effortful defeat of another’s privacy is his stimulus. Voyeurism may be one of the more peculiar bargains the libido makes with the puritan work ethic.”—Max Kozloff, “Photography and Fascination” (via nevver)