As my youngest son (19 months old) adopts the iPad with voracity, he is being introduced to a world of images – both of the world around him, and of himself.
I can’t help but wonder what the impact of this is – surely there is one, and surely it is significant.
Recognition of himself is being reinforced earlier and in more ways (not only is he taking pictures of himself and navigating his own way through the photo library, he is playing with effects and distortions like the image above).
There was a time when the peak of technology in this space was a mirror, and a time before then when it was perhaps a deep pool of water.
I have no answers, only questions :-)…