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Interconnected Apathy: Visions of Humanity's Future Relationship with Technology

Godfrey, Trevor Brandon (2014) Interconnected Apathy: Visions of Humanity's Future Relationship with Technology. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

My thesis consists of work that extrapolates on observations of the relationship between humans and technology, taking it to a far imagined and abstracted future. Do we as a species presently possess the foresight to develop this relationship into the future with wisdom? Are we losing our ability to empathize by abandoning the natural world in favor of integrating the digital world we have created? Does the near-obsessive and oft-times reckless manner in which we as a species pursue the advancement of this world mean the end of humanity as we know it today? Are we creating a future generation of monstrous technological post-humans with our current approach to our bond with tech-nology? It is my goal to focus on these questions within my written thesis. The exploration of them, written here, has given rise to the body of visual artwork in which I make a so-cial commentary on what I see as several main points of concern within the interplay of humanity and technology. I also recognize my personal explorations within this thesis, and the fact that I have only begun to touch the surface of this subject matter.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Laura Francis
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 14:55
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 14:55
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/171

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