A screen in the corner of a room shields a person changing clothes from others’ eyes.
A screen in your windows protects your house from the insects outside.
In basketball, a screen blocks a defender so that the person with the ball can get open to score.
What does your screen do? We imagine that they connect us to others, open up the world beyond where we are right now, and sometimes they do.
But the word “screen” implies a barrier, a block. A screen protects, it shields, it impedes. A screen hides and obscures.
What’s on the other side of your screen?