“Phone Life,” a film made by Ivan Cash explores the social dimensions of owning a smart phone in one of the United States’ tech capitals: San Francisco. Following two characters, Tess, a 15-year-old smart phone-obsessed girl and Mathew, a fine artist and UX designer who’s never owned a cellphone, Cash questions the worlds we create and deny thanks to the emergence of “smart” technology. Definitely a “first world problem”, but a problem nonetheless.
If you’re inspired by this film, Lets challenge your phone habits by doing small things like hold off checking anything on their phone until after breakfast. These challenges might sound minor but they’re harder to pull off than you think!