Smart phones have had a bigger impact on our daily lives than any new technology since the invention of TV. Most of us now find it impossible to live without them. But how are they changing us for better and for worse? Do we love them too much? Does being without your phone give you separation anxiety?
In the age of the selfie, social media and sexting, are our phones making us more narcissistic and less emotionally engaged than ever? Or are they simply the most important tool for work, fun and personal relationships in the early 21st century?
Grace Dent, columnist for The Independent and self-confessed phone addict, Greg Williams, Deputy Editor of WIRED and Sam Baker, co-founder of The Pool join chair Stephen Armstrong to debate whether our relationship with our phones is changing our lives for the better or the worse.
Are You in Love with your Phone? takes place on Tuesday 8th September in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas. Guests are invited to stay afterwards at the not-for-profit private members’ club to socialise in the bar and continue the discussion.
This will be the 12th event in the ongoing series, 37 Things You Need To Know About Modern Britain, which is a partnership between BUG and The House of St Barnabas, forged from a mutual desire to affect positive social change by asking provocative, open-ended questions about life as we live it today.
Talks take place in the beautiful chapel at The House of St Barnabas, a charity that helps those affected by homelessness back into lasting employment. Participants are given work placements throughout the club, enabling them to gain valuable work experience and City & Guilds awards in Hospitality and Employability.
Bug is a group of writers and thinkers, who investigate popular culture through writing, talks and reports. www.buglondon.co.uk
Our business operating model is a not-for-proﬁt and all surpluses generated by the Charity’s trading enterprise The House of St Barnabas Events Ltd Company No: 06845128 are donated directly to The House of St Barnabas charity reg no 207242. More information about our work can be found www.hosb.org.uk/our-work/.
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The House of St Barnabas is a charity pledging to break the cycle of homelessness and social exclusion in London. They run a social enterprise, a not-for-profit members’ club, to help the people they support back into lasting paid work. Their Employment Academy offers accredited qualifications, on-site work experience, real job opportunities and mentoring. The House of St Barnabas are seeking to redefine the notion of a members’ club, to challenge stereotypes around the idea of exclusivity and to create a different kind of membership. The club is a creative, socially conscious and vibrant space.
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