Dear architects of the digital world: stop. Be better.
Max Stossel is a writer who creates socially minded poems and turns them into short videos. His mission is to encourage people to reflect on cultural issues and experiences.
Stossel’s most recent poem/video focuses on how smartphones have become a transformative force in our lives – but not necessarily in a positive way.
“Poetry is an incredible tool to help people really listen to something all the way through. I want people to listen.”
The video captures Stossel walking the streets of New York, entranced by his phone. He’s swiping right “to find a wife,” and checking to see how many “likes” his Facebook post received.
Have a look:
To see more of Max’s work, check out his portfolio website.