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A Face Plus a Space: Social media, Connect or Disconnect?

Sean Anderson

PoetHouse Art


First off I am a dad of two daughters and a great little son. I love them and my wife Collette deeply and when that happens to a person whatever they would have been is always altered in a profound way. That said, I started PoetHouse Art a few years ago because I have a passion for The Arts but even more then that I love to challenge young minds and hearts to develop a voracious fervor for life. I am currently working as a Life Coach with College Excel.

This proposal is for a fast paced, amusing piece that takes a look at our cultures love of social media (mine included). It focuses on the measures, we take to connect; What is at stake? Are we managing our time or are we being managed and manipulated in some way, so that our time we waste on a visual taste of people who are just a face in a crowd of pixels on a screen. Is it real? Are there ways to really connect or is it just a scene that brings us only closer to the persona of the “maybe me” we want to be, this maybe me we ALL want others to see?



Next Event

Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
Doors open at 6:00pm
Tower Theater - Bend, OR
Admission is always FREE

Tickets will be available two weeks prior to the event.


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