Unplugging. Digital detox. Media fasting. Tech sabbath. Internet vacation. Call it what you will... In schools across the country, students are doing experiments where they take a break from cellphones and computers, in order to get a new perspective on the role of media in their lives.
People often describe digital media as "the air we breathe." Unlike the natural elements, however, you can survive without devices (though it might not feel like it, at first). Marshall McLuhan once observed: We don't know who discovered water, but it probably wasn't a fish. Try getting outside of your own element for a while, and make some discoveries!