Photographer Captures Children Hypnotized By TV, Proving The Zombie Apocalypse Is Real

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Artist Donna Stevens seeks to explore the darker side of our growing love for technology.

True Activist| Children, especially in their early years, are like sponges. Place them around an adult with a foul mouth, and they will begin mimicking their language soon enough. Set them in front of a television screen to maintain some peace and quiet in the house, and they will, undoubtedly, learn from what they are viewing and begin displaying similar behavior.

Which is why the art series titled “Idiot Box” by artist Donna Stevens is so significant and deserving of dialogue.

Stevens sought to explore the darker side of our love for technology, therefore, photographed children watching television. In the portraits, glossy eyed vacant stares are captured of children engrossed in their television program.

All the children photographed were between 3 and 4 years of age, and Stevens hopes this series begins a dialogue between adults of all ages to begin limiting the role of technology in their lives and the influence it may have on their kids.

As a mother herself, Donna recognizes that she maintains a certain level of techno-paranoia, yet still wants every individual to ask: “How much screen time is beneficial to children’s’ learning and imagination, and how much is too much?”

I need more TV; there is no outside world!

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Credit: Donna Stevens

I can do this the whole day.

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So Sleepy

Photographer Captures Children Hypnotized By TV, Proving The Zombie Apocalypse Is Real in5d in 5d in5d.com www.in5d.com http://in5d.com/ body mind soul spirit BodyMindSoulSpirit.com http://bodymindsoulspirit.com/ Credit: Donna Stevens

Credit: Donna Stevens
Credit: Donna Stevens
Credit: Donna Stevens

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  • Stanley Trent Bemis

    did not see the download but there was nothing i saw here which would make me change my original contention.there is an anti-technological biases here n this is as silly as john Henry working against the steam drill so there are six or seven owners of the different tv stations.the right wing born again christian are hostile to them because they claim that these programmers are liberal.from experience,of ghetto limited thinking i know the tv can open one’s mind,n that this is something that is frowned on by the close minded for obvious reasons.i know that mr.trump knows something about the media n is exploiting it for his purposes in his political campaign.i would hardly contend that the media is perfect-but it can be perfected.