I have this romantic idea of a life before internet where everyone hangs around coffee shops or pubs, waiting for their friends to come by, meeting strangers, lovers, walking through streets with eyes open and looking around. I have this fantasy of being disconnected, being untethered, being able to breathe… And I know it’s at least mostly nostalgic foolishness and that it comes from a place of great privilege and internet access, but I want to give it a try to help us remember or find out what life was like before, how socializing has changed, how learning has changed, how our mental state has changed, and how we can find balance.