We fill the void. Our emptiness can be fixed by the click of the social media dispenser, or so we’ve come to believe. Could this have been evolution’s plan? A natural next step in our anthropological journey, or a more insidious desire to manipulate the masses, coaxing our anxieties into fears. We are addicted. We willingly ‘Follow’, conforming to a submissive persona. How often have you felt isolated due to a loved one’s half hourly Facebook checks? Sitting patiently beside them trying to engage but it falls on half-hearted ears. A relationship absent of verbal communication is a lonely one. This work represents that compulsion to immerse ourselves in the impalpable world behind our blue light screens. That over animated pleasure of being hooked-up to the Social Media Machine, where a manic need for bright, childlike symbols, instant love and shameless vanity hides the dark reality of its effect on our bodies and mind. The worrying bubble of faux contentment – this mindless emoji smile – grows louder, more self-important, and our true selves sink into the dark, disrupted heartbeats of a semi-conscious state. As our virtual lives flourish our emotional well being withers. Can these antithesis ever co-exist?