Despite knowing that human relationships are highly unpredictable, I often find myself being involved in risky romantic situations. I am exhausted by modern day romance that does not comply with conventional relationship rules hence difficult to understand. However, I also realized that instead of spending time internalizing sadness, I can turn my “break up” experience into something powerful. I decided to start a ritual of my own where I create an art piece at the end of every challenging romantic relationships. It will act as a way of releasing my emotional turmoil to move on to a new beginning.
As someone who shops online regularly, I began to notice the prominent growth of conscious and ethical fashion. We, the consumers, are always aware that our lives involve systems that we don’t fully understand yet it was only until recently that we started putting more effort into understanding how our essentials came into our home.
I really enjoyed Leigh Alexander’s short story. It was captivating and beautifully executed the dynamic relationship between human and technology.
The Sandra podcast reminded me of last class’ discussion on how to define a “conversation”.
Voice recognition technology is such an interesting tool for performance. I imagine using it to make a dating app inspired website where you find your “type” through voicing out keywords.
I have developed an interest in exploring modern romance via my art practice over the past year. After listening to Helpful Mom Voices, I was intrigued by the idea of seeing voice as the breath of souls that can elevate a creature to a higher order or being. I wondered how building relationships with strangers can be alternated if voice technology were incorporated in dating apps. Strange Connection is a prototype of my interpretation (a work in progress).