In an ocularcentric culture like ours, is it even appropriate to bring the unseen cross into our conversation? Can the cross be a spectacle for us today? None of us saw it. We now only read about it.
A spectacle is a moment of time, of varying length, in which collective gaze is fixed on some specific image, event, or moment. A spectacle is something that captures human attention, an instant when our eyes and brains focus and fixate on something projected at us.
Our phones are addictive, and, like addicts, we seek hits immediately in the morning. And, yes, there’s an app for that. We check our smartphones about 81,500 times each year, or once every 4.3 minutes of our waking lives. This is a huge problem for us.