The 2014 National Geographic Photography Winner is a stunningly beautiful representation of one of the many ways that mobile technology is shaping the world we live in. A transformation that is liberating but also daunting.
Brian Yen's captivating photo "A Node Glows in the Dark", taken inside a Hong Kong train, captures that moment we all know so well: immersing ourselves into some virtual corner of cyberspace while we get the false feeling that everything around us comes to a stand still. A situation that is becoming increasingly common.
How can we continue to benefit from this little remote control that transports us to so many places and yet still take the time to be cognizant of the what's happening around us, to interact with those next to us, to engage with the now?
Aristotle said that "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inner significance." This photo does exactly that.