In the second image I explore the theme ‘connection/disconnection’. I wanted to comment on the power technology and social media is having on humanities connection, or lack of, with reality. I believe humans are surrendering to technologies power as it infiltrates into all aspects of life.
In the image below I got a friend to walk across the road on his phone. Crossing the road involves an amount of awareness and caution for certain surroundings. Being on the phone or listening to music essentially detracts from one’s safety as they lose touch with their awareness to the power of technology. I decided to clone my friend to emphasise humanities giving in to social media as it is becoming an extension of our lives. In effect, the image plays on authenticity/individuality as people are becoming clones of each other as a result of technology and popular trends. I implemented the colours blue and white to again symbolise Facebook’s theme. Here, the colours symbolise the technological footprint on society and the world.
I want the overall message of the image to be as authentic and though provoking as possible. In order to do so, I slightly changed the colouring of the image to a lighter blue to closely match Facebook’s theme. Furthermore, the patchiness of the blue and white is a metaphor of social media’s imperfect relationship with the natural world.
I aim for this to be the final image to use for assessment three: