Within the Walls, A 21st Century Tale of Love and Technology

Within the Walls brings us to the busy world of the character, Emilya, a creator of virtual vacations in the year 2071. What with micro-sleeping, sixteen hour workdays, and her total immersion in virtual relationships (both at work and in her flat), at 29, she hasn’t seen much of a need to think about for anything beyond the walls of her fast-paced, highly productive life. More

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Language: American English
ISBN: 9780990961611
About Stephanie Bennett

Stephanie Bennett, PhD. is a Professor of Communication and Media Ecology in the School of Communication and Media at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Palm Beach, FL. Currently, Dr. Bennett teaches courses in communication ethics, relationship management, digital culture, nonverbal communication, and rhetoric. She is a member of the National Communication Association, the Media Ecology Association, and the International Jacques Ellul Society.

Stephanie has written articles for a host of organizations and ministries such as Focus on the Family, CCM (Contemporary Christian Magazine), and Break Point.

In all that she does, Stephanie brings her love of writing and close-knit community together with a heart to inspire personal growth. Married to her musician/ drummer husband, Earl, she is the mother of three grown children and grandmother of nine. She enjoys playing tennis, writing songs and sharing life with students, family and friends.

About the Series: Within the Walls trilogy
The Within the Walls trilogy chronicles the life of Emilya Hoffman Bowes Brown—technological genius, collaborator in the newest wave of “tek” enhancements to hit the market, and creator of virtual vacations. In Book 1, Emilya finds information that leads her on a journey to a community of dissidents who have chosen to live without technology, exposed to nature and the elements—something that was supposed to be impossible. As Book 2, Breaking the Silence unfolds, Emilya is trying to understand the puzzle of these people in the wild, the way they live, and their use of words like “faith” and “soul.” Aren’t humans just biology and electricity?

How can people co-exist in a place where they can’t simply turn off the communications of others or carefully edit responses? Complications pile up for Emilya as she tries to deal with aspects of love and friendship that defy her carefully constructed idea of what it means to be alive. The books in this series are intended to spotlight the illusion that we can achieve perfection, happiness, true relationships, or fulfillment within the walls of “safety” that we’re told technology can provide.

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