Island: The Journey of Urban Solitude In The Digital Age
What does solitude mean to you? What are the possibilities motion capture could bring to psychological studies?
With urbanization, more and more people tend to live in cities and escaping to nature is sometimes not easy (either because of the costs or because of transportation challenges). Instead, the most practical problem for common people is how to enjoy solitude in their stressful urban daily lives.
Also, technological progress profoundly affects the human experience, as well as solitude. By the widely use of social media and the perceived pressure to always be online, spending time alone has become increasingly difficult. But technology may also foster solitude as there are various kinds of fine-sorted online services which could actually reduce the time and energy people need to spend on human interactions. Meanwhile, how we spend our solitary time also changes.