Technology and Our Emotional Selves

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Paper discusses studio practice exploring the relationship between technology and the emotional self, and the central role technology can take in our definition of intimacy.

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Rand, Peter 2011.


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Paper discusses studio practice exploring the relationship between technology and the emotional self, and the central role technology can take in our definition of intimacy.

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Abstract: My studio practice investigates relationships between technology and our emotional selves, focusing on the ways technology is shifting from assisting our experience of intimacy to defining and being central to it. Of particular interest is how our ability to control our emotional selves and determine the nature and experience of intimacy depends on our ability to control the progress and development of technology at large and in regard to the ways we engage directly with it. In this project, I created three interactive art installations in which I introduced familiar technologies that, over time, developed a connection with our emotional selves. Then, by modifying the ways in which the viewer was able to interact with the technologies, I endeavored to briefly redefine their relationship with each mechanism. By removing the familiar relationship, I intended to draw attention to it and create a situation where each viewer could become aware of and redress how technology informs our emotional selves.



  • Eagle Feather, Issue 8, University of North Texas Honors College: Denton, Texas. 2011


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  • Publication Title: Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 8
  • Issue: 2011
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes


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