#090 Interfacing With the Body
THIS PROGRAMME WAS CREATED BY Prithvik Choudhary AS PART OF His INTERNSHIP IN 2020
With ambient digital interfaces taking over a large part of our day to day interactions, the need to critically analyse the influence of these technologies has become all the more apparent. More specifically, when technologies begin to play a rather important role in shaping ways and means of administering something as crucial as medical advice or procedures to help people in need, one may claim that these technologies probably do not remain so ambient anymore, being so closely involved with the functioning of our bodies.
Referring to American philosopher of science and technology Don Ihde’s theory on embodiment relations with technologies, which he describes as a particular kind of body-technology coupling characterized by the transformation of the human perception wherein technology enters into the bodily, actional and perceptual relationship with the environment, something similar can be said for in the context of this theme as well (Wilken and Goggin 183). With technologies taking over more and more important roles when it comes to our physical bodies, the body-technology relationship becomes all the more complex.
Films in this programme
(CA 1996, 14:27)
(US 2014, 10:37)
(US 2016, 17:40)
(NL 2018, 15:11)