Tower of Babble
(ט) עַל־כֵּ֞ן קָרָ֤א שְׁמָהּ֙ בָּבֶ֔ל כִּי־שָׁ֛ם בָּלַ֥ל יְהוָ֖ה שְׂפַ֣ת כָּל־הָאָ֑רֶץ וּמִשָּׁם֙ הֱפִיצָ֣ם יְהוָ֔ה עַל־פְּנֵ֖י כָּל־הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (פ)
(9) That is why it was called Babel, because there the LORD confounded the speech of the whole earth; and from there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

Cell phones fill window and door openings of a traditional image of the Tower of Babel. The builders were proud of the most advanced technology used for the construction of the tower (baking bricks) just as we are proud of our technological advances. These innovations are a distraction that permeates our culture and contribute to the undoing of civility.

The multi-coloured, ephemeral shapes in the background are made of maps of American cell phone connectivity.