Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
This thesis is an exploratory effort to bridge the rift that political and monetary powers created between art and technology. In my practice, these socio-political motivations are exposed through the creation of non-utilitarian inventions that use different technologies as charged metaphors. I research mass media language and construct interactive pieces while borrowing strategies from the entertainment industry to make environmental, social, and political issues more palatable than documentary films or raw data could. In my work, technology is regarded as a semidivine entity with supernatural powers that can both elevate and reduce the human experience. My work functions differently according to its audience: it encourages technology experts to consider the moral ramifications of their creations, and artists to recognize technology as one of the leading influencing factors in contemporary society.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
Mazzoni, Jacopo, "The Vanishing Line" (2018). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 111. https://doi.org/10.7936/K7GX4B0J.
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