The blind spot 2.0

Our screens keep us updated under the Covid-19 Pandemic, as we sit at home, in self-isolation, spending our time with our digital gadgets – and some days it can feel like we are going blind to anything but the screen

Is reality going digital?

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

The blindspot is the name for where our eyes connect to the brain, a tiny spot where we can’t see anything, even though it seems we can. ( Wikipedia link ) It is a physiological blind spot, that might describe our situation in self-isolation at the moment:

Illustration-of a phone in a blind spot-drawing - drawn journalism by Frits Ahlefeldt
The situation where it feels like anything but the screen goes blank

Illustration download link: FritsAhlefeldt.net

Keywords: cognition, Covid-19, technology, self-isolation, isololation, drawnjournalism, journalism, illustration, drawing, news, journalistik, tegnetjournalistik, visuel journalistik, visualjournalism

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