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Remotely mediated interactions between people have become an important aspect of the urbanistic era. In the modern society this holds true also for the most intimate interpersonal relationships. In the context of the growing global population density, which provides every individual practically inexhaustible opportunities for direct physical contacts, such tendencies seem to be somewhat unexpected or even irrational. Modern anthropological theories speculate that the existence within large social groups brings humans to the  saturation level of their intellectual capacity, such as, for example, the theory of "Dunbar number", which suggests a certain cognitive limit to the number of people (between 100 and 250)  with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. In this approach the growing tendency to immerse oneself into virtual media can be recognized as a natural response to the psychological shock from having to deal with a too large number of social contacts. Countless variety of social networks, messengers and other internet platforms have opened another dimension for the human interactions. As a result, the paradigm of a subject and his/her self-perception undergoes an accelerating shift towards strong dependency on the number of cognitive functions delegated to the machines, and on the emergent self-organized behavioural patterns. Can it be recognized as the evolutionary step of our consciousness or just a blind slavery on the computer algorithms? In either case the usage of digital technologies is still voluntary although difficult to avoid. In the every day life we are surrounded by largely unpercievable background of electromagnetic waveforms which transmit ideas, emotions, spiritual revelations and all that which makes us humans. Encapsulated each in one’s own customized informational bubble we explore new ways of love, friendship and loneliness. 

Xenopus Leavis
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