SWIPE - our newest book about being online 24/7

SWIPE - our newest book about being online 24/7

By: Mieke Gerritzen and Ieva JakusaComments: 0

SWIPE is a book about you and your phone. The device that owns your data. Knows your friends. Has access to your credit cards. Hears your conversations. Follows you everywhere. And, you can’t go a day without it. Modern phones are left without a printed companion that helps users navigate their phones. SWIPE is here to help.

Inspired by the format of Frequently Asked Questions, SWIPE presents questions about the smartphone that users might (not) have frequently asked themselves. In order to reflect the endlessly diverse and dynamic content users daily swipe for on their smartphones, these questions are not followed by single sentences, but by image collections consisting of Internet-found visuals. Contemporary writers and artists help you embrace your newly acquired knowledge by guiding you through reflective visions of the age of the smartphone.

In SWIPE you will find five categories that offer guidance. SURVIVAL speaks about how the smartphone helps users survive, and whether it itself will survive. SENSE OF SELF reflects on how the user’s being is constructed by the smartphone and vice versa. HABITS focuses on the user’s daily use of the smartphone, and how its constant presence shapes daily life. RESOURCES speaks about how nature and users give power to the smartphone. And lastly, EXISTENTIAL CRISIS reflects on how the smartphone is used to escape the anxieties of real life, while simultaneously creating a world of more abstract questions.

SWIPE, book and smartphone movie will be launched mid December in the Evoluon in Eindhoven. 

For further information, an interview with the author, a review copy and/or visual materials, please contact BIS Publishers at [email protected]
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