The Machine and Me

Rematerialization ii.

Your consumption has shifted to general-purpose computers made up of complex sensors and components made up of exotic minerals that you have limited understanding of.

Capacitive touchscreen. Front and rear cameras. Flash memory. Integrated CPU-GPU. Antenna. Micro-SIM. Dock connector. Microphone. Speakers. Battery. Compass. Gyroscope. Accelerometer. Proximity sensor. Ambient light sensor. Moisture sensor. 3 years of using smartphone.

Objects, acrylic, and spraypaint on wood.

Rematerialization ii.

“We no longer view technology as having any intrinsic meaning; the medium is no longer the message. Instead, its only meanings are those that we give it. For us, technology is a blank slate; it’s cultural matter waiting for us to give it form.”

Charles Howarth