April 30, 2020

Can we truly stay connected without physical touch?

Evie Grace Caldwell

IllustrationMissing You, 2020

As we experience a time where physical touch is no longer a comfort and instead is a risk, we are clutching at ways to stay connected. Can we truly stay connected through our screens? When we are denied bodily contact it can have profound emotional and even physical consequences. Now more than ever we are relying on technology as a way of holding onto relationships, jobs, entertainment and for facilitating discussion. The technology which has previously been regarded as mainly a social tool, has now become an essential in a multitude of different ways, in almost every aspect of our lives. Is this enough?