Phoney Interactions by michelle husain


After returning from filling my water bottle up at the water fountain I realized one thing: a once engaging conversation about classes, stressful extracurricular activities, and exciting weekend plans has turned to people tapping and scrolling on their phones. Phones were invented to communicate with people, but lately, they have inhibited physical communication. A like on a picture posted is the new "Hey, how are you doing?" while walking down a hallway. Multiple craned necks looking down on luminous screens are seen during a five-minute break during class.  Most seem to scroll mindlessly until they get to the end of their feed until switching to another app to repeat. I am certainly guilty of this behavior but have been trying to stop opting for a funny video than a talk with my peers. I wanted to capture people on their phones to compare and contrast their different actions. This is "Phoney Interactions."