Tag Archives: alienation

A World Elsewhere

In Coriolanus Shakespeare reminds us that there is “a world elsewhere”.   The forty selected photographs reflect a people facing life in areas of conflict, the challenges of climate change, or something which is largely outside their control.   Some are reminders … Continue reading

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Image ideas for alienation

Looking for image ideas I found the following which has a very strong visual appeal using the metaphor of “torn” or “broken” as a proxy for alienation. Source: http://blog.myontariodivorce.com/?tag=parental-alienation

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Use of collage to create images

I have been exploring the work of John Stezaker which led me to the work of Mario Zoots where I found the following image: Whilst Stezaker appears to overlay images or juxtapose them, the technique of Zoots is slightly different.   … Continue reading

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Alienation, exploitation and social media

Source: Cyborgology (2012) The above image shows technology alienation in the industrial era.   There are many similarities with the information age, most notably being the way in which technology has tied people to mundane tasks and removed their connection to … Continue reading

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Does social media alienate us from each other?

“Sherry Turkle thinks social media is one of many things in the modern technological landscape that can isolate us, make us less human, and potentially cause a lot of harm. It’s in her new book, “Alone Together: Why We Expect … Continue reading

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Image of technology alienation

There are many images to be found in Google Images or in Corbis if you search for “technology alienation”.   Some of the more thoughtful images are elsewhere on the Internet.   Here is an interesting one that shows the eyes and … Continue reading

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Technology alienation

Observers such as York and Pendharkar (2004) suggest that ubiquitous computing has led to technology which is suitable for people rather than one where people have to enter an alien machine environment. Anyone who was familiar with the DOS operating … Continue reading

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How do we capture alienation in a photograph?

If, as Weiser (1991) suggested, the most profound technologies disappear then how do we capture the relationship of people to those technologies in a series of photographs?

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Is a positive experience of technology a myth?

“Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.” ― May, R (1993) The Cry for Myth For me this quote sums up the alienating effect that technology can have on us.   It brings … Continue reading

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Technology addiction

Have suffered and been fascinated by both my own and other people’s addiction to modern technology.   Most often observed on the train when your fellow passenger just has to answer that phone even though he is sitting in the “quiet … Continue reading

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