Kendal Schreier, Reporter

When you publish to Facebook, you post on a “wall.” That wall is now a reality.

From Feb. 10-14, instead of posting to social media, students can post actual printed photographs or words to a poster in the Student Union. This is part of a project called “go.analog” created by graphic design majors Rachel Harmon and Lucas Latza to help students stay off their phones.

“We want to trace any technology these days into something analog,” Latza said.

The installation, located on the Volstorff Ballroom window, has a prompt that reads: “Share a positive experience with the rest of campus.” Harmon and Latza encourage students to post pictures of moments they felt happy.

By the time they both started the project, Latza and Harmon had already quit social media due to the negative impact of phone usage on their lives. Both students had wasted too much time on their devices. In Latza’s case, he admits he spent too much time on Twitch, a video live streaming website.

Harmon and Latza hope to keep people aware of the problem. This is aimed toward a multitude of audiences and is meant to make people consider spending less time on their phones.

“We hope that we get some sort of reaction,” Latza said. “This is our test run.”

For Harmon and Latza, it was hard to quit, especially for a large amount of time, but the switch has opened both of them to new experiences. According to them, even walking to class has become more meaningful and genuine.

Apart from social media, several day-to-day activities can be done by hand.

“Instead of taking notes on your computer, try writing, feeling paper, an actual book,” Harmon suggests.

Harmon and Latza want to ease people into “go.analog.” There is a big resistance to the idea that people may have an attachment to technology.

As long as people are looking at their poster, Harmon and Latza feel that they are making an impact. Already, positive responses have been reported.

As part of the “go.analog” project, both students had a photoshoot to showcase some memories. In this case, they featured a snowball fight and asked people in Grove Hall classes to participate. The students who participated were surprised by the impact, as it turned out to be a good way to get in touch with people.

“This project is in our hearts,” Harmon said. “I hope this becomes a real thing.”