Technophillia: Technologies for the Corrupted Body

Guy Edmonds and Agi Haines

This seminar aims to take a media archaeological approach to understanding the engagement between human beings and technological devices.

The extent to which technology can be mentally mapped governs the degree to which it can be disseminated and become accessible to the enthusiast as well as the specialist.

We open a discussion around objects that are representative of a ‘thinking through’ of technology. Using an interpretative analysis of a ‘projecteur trouvé’ (a found projector), medical production devices and the example of an experimental film, we excavate the mental and bodily actions, by which a technology can be read, assimilated, regurgitated and adapted. A process, which in the attempt to extend the body through technology, engenders further corruption.

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