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"Planet of the Apps" Series

This series explores the role technology plays in human behavior. While  there is no question that some technology can improve the quality of our lives, the rise of smartphones and "app culture" presents a more complex change in the way we live and communicate with one another.  As our means of communication becomes more sophisticated, the actual content of our communication is becoming less so.  Abbreviations, emojis and character limits render complex discussions impossible, so that we are always chatting, but never saying much.  We must ask ourselves what type of communication are we cultivating?
"Texting"   Original 14 by 18
"Absorbed in an apePad"  Original 16 by 20
"Modern Narcissus" Original 16 by 20