WIRED – Are we really connected?

Social media – The unquenchable thirst of today’s generation.

Today, we use social media to fulfill our perceived social needs. We talk, we text, we chat, we browse, we surf, we like, we comment, we share, we pin, we tweet; everything we do is just to seek a sense of inclusion but when we step away from it, we see ourselves in a world of confusion.

The time we spend, the posts we share, the pictures we like, the comments we post are to establish a presence on the social network. We seek someone else’s validation to believe who we are but the image we project on our social media – Is that who you really are?

Today, the degree of social networking is govenered by the friends you have on facebook. The degree of influence and leadership is governed by the followers you have on Twitter. The number of pictures and likes in your Instagram feed govern how interesting your life is.

But, in all the effort we make to remain connected with our so-called friends of the virtual world, ARE WE REALLY CONNECTED IN  THE REAL WORLD?

An Argentinian artist Ignacio Kise unveils a series of artworks to portray the addiction of social media among today’s generation and the behavioral change occurring in them below:

'Like those cave things' Ignacio Kise Street art. 2016

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'Are you ok?' Ignacio Kise. Printed art. 2016

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'Contemporary Dreams, II' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2016

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'It must be true' Ignacio Kise Street art. 2016

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'The Scream' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2015

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'Today: Instagram' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2016

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'Art is' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2016

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'What is art?' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2015

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'Likes' Ignacio Kise. Printed art. 2015

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'Send me nudes babe' Ignacio Kise Vinyl on hardboard. 2016

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'Self-portrait' Ignacio Kise. Printed art. 2015

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'Are you real?' Ignacio Kise Vinyl on wall. 2016

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'Contemporary Dreams, I' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2016

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'I'm Feeling Lucky' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2015

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'Can I borrow your charger?' Ignacio Kise Art object. 2016

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'Time' Ignacio Kise Vinyl on wall. 2015

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'Google' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2016

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'Four black lines' Ignacio Kise Painting. 2015

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'Nothing to say' Ignacio Kise Art object. 2015

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'World Wide Web' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2015

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'What's the Wi-Fi password?' Ignacio Kise Art object. 2016

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'The A with the circle around it' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2016

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'What's on your mind?' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2015

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'Seen' Ignacio Kise Neon lights. 2016

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'In Google We Trust' Ignacio Kise Spray paint on paper. 2015

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'Inbox' Ignacio Kise Art object. 2016

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'21st Century Icon' Ignacio Kise Ready-made. 2016

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'Image not available' Ignacio Kise Printed art. 2016

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'Basic Needs, I' Ignacio Kise Art object. 2016

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'The things I haven't tweeted yet' Ignacio Kise Art object. 2016

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'Forgot your password?' Ignacio Kise Metal pieces on hardboard. 2016

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'Wikipedia' Ignacio Kise Art object. 2016

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'QR Chess' Ignacio Kise Art object. 2016

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'Home (comfort zone)' Ignacio Kise Sculpture. 2016

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'Vogue' Ignacio Kise Art object. 2013

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'31 years remaining' Ignacio Kise Street art. 2016

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'Prisoner' Ignacio Kise Photography. 2016

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To see more of Ignacio’s work, head on to his Instagram here.

Look up from your phone and Live.

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