Kate Unsworth

The Fine Line Between Connecting and Disconnecting

In a world where we're used to being constantly connected, there's been a recent backlash against this 'always on' mentality. With trends such as 'Notification Nausea', 'The Quiet Internet', 'Digital Detoxing' and 'Mindfulness' hitting the headlines, the wifi generation are now beginning to re-assess the role that technology plays in their lives. Many are opting to disconnect from technology in order to reconnect with themselves, but is this really practical in such a connected world? What does connection mean to you? Is it possible to remain connected to the digital world whilst also remaining connected with yourself? Where do we draw the line?

In 2013, Kate founded Kovert Designs, a ‘New Age’ Design House based in London and Stockholm. The company’s mission is to find new and creative ways of using technology to improve your lifestyle, empowering you to be the best version of yourself. Kate believes in the power of real human connection, and communication far beyond that of bits and bytes. As such, she calls for smarter ways of integrating technology into our lives, so as not to allow it to distract us from our core purpose, or make us lose touch with ourselves or our surroundings. Kate wants to empower us to take control of our technology, rather than letting it control us. One of the ways in which Kovert does this is by integrating technology into our lives in a more seamless way, meaning we can get back to real life, and focus on the stuff that really matters.

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