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How Smartphones Are Making it Easier to Fight Injustice

I’m starting to believe that if we all point our smartphones between us and the world at the right times, a smarter system is bound to be on the way.

I just got my first smartphone, an iPhone 5s. Do you remember when you got your first smartphone and the way it altered your daily living experience? I had abstained for so long because I struggle enough to be “present” and “mindful” without a screen smack between myself and the world. But as a documentary filmmaker and aspiring smartperson, this smartphone thing is becoming handy.

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“There’s so much anxiety and fear in being an artist in this country to begin with, especially as you get older,” said Ken Bolden, a 53-year-old adjunct professor and actor. “For my friends who get married and start having children, not having health care is a real issue. So they start dropping out of the arts.”

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