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Rosa Weinberg and James Morse
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James Morse
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In 2016 Americans collectively looked at their phones 9 billion times a day, a 13 percent increase from 2015, and studies have repeatedly found Facebook users to be more depressed than their peers. POST seeks to address this issue through repeatedly instructing children to complete the themed tasks of “follow, post, and scroll” until they become both fatigued and entranced, similar to the way many people respond to prolonged time on devices. As POST puts in its users a sense of futility--multiplied by the fact that if the users make a mistake, their score resets--the device ironically assists children in the specific motor skills of touchscreens, in this case scrolling, swiping, and pushing, each a motion that is rarely used outside of our interactions with technology.