The Machine Stops

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The Machine Stops


As we create and change technology, it in turn, changes us. Technology has become its own entity and we have failed to realise its power in designing our lives and our being.

The Machine Stops is an illustration based on the short story The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster. Although written over 100 years ago, it accurately predicted certain technologies and is more relevant than ever before as technological advancements rapidly progress.

This illustration seeks to provoke thought and reflection on our use of technology. It is not to say that we should abandon and disconnect from all technologies, but rather, to be aware of how it changes us, our relationships with the world and each other.