B.C. van Tol’s story “Joy (Unplugged)” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 28 August 2020.
“Joy (Unplugged)” is a product of multiple inspirations. The first is my great grandmother, who, despite not having much, would leave food out on her porch for impoverished people traveling through town looking for jobs during the Great Depression. The second is a curiosity about potential psychological and societal impacts of immersive technology. The third inspiration comes from interviews I’ve both read and conducted related to forms of technology addiction. I enjoy taking disparate ideas and weaving them together to create a story.
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