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Multimedia Project: Technosystem


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  1. Alexandra Funk permalink
    April 26, 2009

    You project is really interesting. I like the argument you make. Since working with Natural-Born Cyborgs, I’ve been wrestling with a similar question. Obviously, we are influenced by technology because it is a part of our environment, but is technology actually closer to us than we think, is it a part of us? Your project, in my opinion, creates a pretty effective argument for technology being incorporated into who we are, rather than something that just shapes who we are.

  2. Anne Dalke permalink*
    April 26, 2009

    I’m also struck by the complexity of your project: you’ve placed our explorations of contemporary virtual life in the context of long-standing explorations, in the field of developmental psychology, of the self. Your argument, as I see it, is that on-line spaces give us both more “control” over our selves than the real world does, and more possibility for “flight”–a wider spectrum of potential.

    I’ll be curious to see what you make of projects by your classmates that answer these questions a little differently; perhaps most relevant here would be DC’s Day in the Life of a Warcraft Warrior, and Solomon’s Excerpts from a Tamriel Journal. The latter in particular is an exhaustive experiment that seems to me a playing out (testing out) of the claims you make here. What do you think?

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