No smartphone

No social media

7-day challenge begins first Monday of the month

Next one begins:

    Hi, I'm Laurence Warner aka Cerulean, a British performing artist.

    In May 2018, as a Fulbright Scholar researching the growing phenomenon of Smartphone Dependence, I realised I needed to tackle my own addiction first, so invited my friend Tushar to join me in this challenge.

    It was so successful at helping me refine what I - not Big Tech - want to get out of smartphone socialising, that I've continued going cold turkey once a month ever since, sometimes with dozens of other young people - including my amazing Get PhoneSmart team.

    For the 2021 Challenges, I myself am trying The Light Phone II - a "modern flip phone" - though I'd definitely still encourage first timers to dig out the vintage tech and enjoy the satisfaction of slapping down the phone at the end of a quality phone call, as depicted in this original animation.

    If you'd you like to join me this coming month, please reach out, and I'd love to support you:

    If you're not quite ready to take on this challenge, go cheer on those who have, and find out more about how it's helped them acheive a healthier relationship with tech: