Start Here

Today, digital devices are in the hands of everyone from babies in their strollers to the grandparents who FaceTime with the tots while dining in the middle of an otherwise quiet restaurant. Technology has enabled us to connect like never before.  But, it is also creating a new “normal” in behavior that seems anything but normal.  This is a place to have discussions about what we like about our new world and what we miss about the old one.  Let’s lift our eyes up and decide whether this new normal is really the one we want.

We also have some pretty fun ideas of stuff you can do when you unleash yourself from your device!

Kay Kinton of Eyes Up World

Hi!  I’m Kay and I’ve been in the world of tech for nearly 20 years. I started my career at Microsoft when smartphones were just becoming a thing.  It was a time when being connected, “anytime, anywhere and from any device” was more of a dream than reality.  Now that dream has become a bit of a nightmare - we are connected everywhere, all the time and from any device we can get our hands on!  It sometimes feels like an addiction!
 

Walk into any coffee shop in any part of the world and what do we see? Mostly faces looking down into whatever device is in hand. Children are peering into digital devices as soon as they are old enough to grasp them and couples at dinner stare into phone screens rather than into one another’s eyes. I have been one of these people!  Technology has enabled us to do some pretty cool things, but it’s also creating a new norm that feels anything but normal.  

 

Here we will explore everything from modern manners in the digital world to some of the fun connections are to make when we put our devices down and lift our eyes up to the world around us.

Image by Olga Thelavart

MY BUCKET LIST