Anthropomorphism of Media

08─17

Dynamo Arts Association, Vancovuer BC
Sylvana dAngelo, Oana Clitan + Larissa Monteiro

But if cattle and horses and lions had hands
or could paint with their hands and create works such as men do,
horses like horses and cattle like cattle
also would depict the gods’ shapes and make their bodies
of such a sort as the form they themselves have.
– Xenophanes 4th Century BCE

Introduction

Engaging both traditional and digital platforms the artists experiment with long distance collaboration as a devise to create new visual concepts by examining the way we communicate material ideas. As we attempt to make sense of our surroundings we often attribute human characteristics to mechanized electronics and it is unclear wether attributing such behaviours to technology is logically based on function or wether it is simply a projection of personification.

Information technology presents no clear correspondence with any other entities in the world besides humans, therefore interactions with this medium will inherently be in our own image.From this understanding Anthropomorphism of Media presents work that has transformed the intended nature of an application by ascribing new meaning to a commonly understood behaviour.

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