The reality of being young in 2016 involves a lot of time spent on your phone. An inevitable part of growing up is exploring your own body and sexuality.
While this used to be a mostly physical thing, it’s now becoming more and more mediated by technology.
“This event was off the charts”
Gary Vaynerchuk was so impressed with TNW Conference 2016 he paused mid-talk to applaud us.
However, there are obvious dangers at hand in this new age of intimacy. One of the most important being the easy sharing of data – sending nude pictures and having them ultimately show up on more screens than intended.
In I See You by Orian Barki we meet groups of young people discussing their experiences with sexting: How they experience it, why they do it and how it fits into their lives.
The short film distributed by DAZED shows that for a lot of young people Snapchat DMs are a way to share more than just formal messages, but that it has also taken over a big part of people’s intimate communications – taking the dangers that come with it mostly for granted.