Digital coffee meeting

Meeting for coffee is more and more something we do online, but is it really possible to “meet online”?

People in coffee cups say hello to each other

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

“Of course we can meet online.”, he said. But I wondered – Can we?

What are we losing when we go from a 3D reality, to a digital reality ( not really sure anybody knows if it is dimensional at all, and if so then in how many)

Our perception of others, of place, of groups and of relationships all change in a digital setting, and the experts still debate if it is to the better or worse.

One thing is sure though – drinking coffee is different online

Drawing up people meeting saying hello, self-isolated in coffee cups. Isololation psychology illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Coffee meeting while keeping self-isolated

Keywords: psychology, isololation, loneliness, isolation, museum of psychology, meeting, relationship, coffee, socializing, online, dating, connecting

About Museum of Psychology – Visualizing psychology
We understand reality at least through a combination of impressions, metaphors, images, stories and experiences. But also through our dreams, understandings, feelings, music, walk of life, directions, expectations, relations… and much more.

Much of this have in common that we can somehow sketch up maps and drawings of these places, trails and situations. Here on Museum of Psychology I (Frits Ahlefeldt) am drawing up a slowly growing map of our many landscapes of understanding.

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