Date of Project: 2/27/14 9AM- 2/28/14 9AM
When I began this project my goal was clear: document every time I used my phone. The purpose of my experiment was to learn how dependent of my phone I really am. I expected to use it often to check the time, and to listen to music when I painted, but I was curious to discover how often I idled away my day on facebook and other social media apps. Honestly, I was surprised it was so little. Even though I did not document how long I stayed on each app, I was much more (and painfully) aware of how long it had been since I last changed to (and screen-captured) a new app.
The day I chose was a Thursday, I decided to start at 9am because that's usually when I try to wake up. I have a 12:30-4:20pm class that day this semester. You'll be interested to see I shamefully went on my phone a couple times during that period. In general it was not a bother to document my day, although I was worried I would be forced to capture an embarrassing text or song choice. I felt a little anxiety about what people would think when they viewed the documentation of my day. Ultimately, I feel my project has revealed to me my own vices in regard to my phone, and even now (a few days later), I am much more aware of how often I, and the people around me, use our little mobile distraction.