Summary
My project is concerned with both the negative mental and physical affects television has on children of the modern day and how this influences their development. Through innovations in technology – childhood is being morphed and shaped into the digital age. As a consequence, children don't have the same experiences as earlier traditional upbringings. As a child you experience a life of play, open possibilities, imagination whilst free from the responsibilities of adult life. Technology in early development is changing these crucial years to be spent stiff, restricted and vacant – staring at digital screens and devices.Β 

Outcome
My research led me to Television by Roald Dahl – a poem which linked perfectly to my observations on child development in relation to technology. I created my piece using the poem partnered with a unique format. My aim throughout was to engage, excite but then bring realization. The poem is packaged much like a usual television accessory. Upon folding out, the piece is seemingly blank until following instructions on the packaging. Once placed over a television only then is the poem legible with the type being crafted into 27,000 small holes – stopping the reader from watching the television and voicing concerns on negative impacts technology has on children through the poem. The product entices through it’s originality in delivering a poem as a television accessory yet only once read can the link between the format and the content be understood. The piece on the television informs of the negative impacts and has a lasting impression on both parent and child – pushing them to bring a change to exposure their child has on not just the television, but modern technology.Β 



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