366 Days—an award-winning animation short film written and directed by Johannes Friedrich Schiehsl—tells the story of a young man working in an ambulance during his year of national service. As he gets closer to his patients he realizes they all suffer from the same illness: Loneliness.
Remember Me is a typical boy-cheats-on-girl story that turns into a surprising tale of someone so narcissistic that he would do anything to get attention. Add Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to the mix, and things get crazy fast. It's exaggerated, yes, but I'm sure you know people like this online—and in real life too.
Those damn dot-commers are still mucking up San Fran, parents are passing along their dangerous pedestrian ways to the next generation, a giant suitcase is an eyesore in Red Square, and—sigh—we're all so lonely. These things and more are What's Ruining Our Cities.
It's simple, as the world has gotten easier because technology has gotten better since touch screens have gotten touchier and social networks have filled every social void in our empty soul, we're still searching for substance. Too often social networks can result in the technological equivalent of empty…