Technology moves at lightning speed, putting the world (of dating) at our fingertips and giving suitors a more efficient means of getting ROI on their efforts. Just think of the effort it takes to call someone and set up a date — getting up the balls, figuring out what you are going to say, doing it, then following through on the plan. Or you can group text 3 people you are “talking to” simultaneously and see who’s up for a night cap at your place…
– From a Techromance article on a 2011 study suggesting that texting and Facebook get people under the covers faster than ever.
And with new apps and social services like Bang with Friends, Tinder and MeetMoi, the technology that facilitates getting laid is getting more efficient.
How far would you travel to meet the love of your life? Would it all be worth it? Those essential, life-affirming questions are explored in the short film by director James W. Griffiths. In its two and a half minutes, Splitscreen: A Love Story also brings forth the notion of parallel human experiences, that there is a similar underlying routine to our lives regardless of where we live (especially if that happens to be a civilized Western city…)
Splitscreen was filmed entirely using a Nokia N8 mobile phone and was the winner of the Nokia Shorts competition in 2011.
Artist Avner Geller has gone ahead and re-imagined popular phrases from OkCupid profiles into quirky little illustrations.