Jun Hu
The use of technology to connect each other (coined as connectivity) should be differentiated from being socially connected with others (both the feeling and rality, coined connectedness). The designing with/for connectivty had the original vision to enrich connectedness. Reality seems to get further and further away of this vision.
If connectedness and connectivity should coincide, how shall we design differently with/for connectivity?
It is a vision inviting to work towards one of the actual primary goals of connecting technology, which seems to have got lost in the process.
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