Dear Alice

This thesis project by Matt Cerini is over-the-top sentimental — I’d say he’s got that slider pushed up to 11 or more — but his video does have a point…

Kids have been ignored or neglected (I don’t mean in the sense of outright abuse) long before cell phones, and it has always (well, at least in the 20th Century) been easy for parents and children to be something of a mystery to each other — think of Amy Tan’s The Kitchen God’s Wife for just one example. But there does seem to be a qualitative difference in the contemporary experience. Is it more lonely being a child today? (And how would one tell?)