Since their creation, we have grown increasingly reliant on machines to aid us in our understanding and perceptions of the world - the camera is no exception. As an extension of the human eye, it allows us the opportunity to examine our environments from new perspectives, offering up views that we may not be able to witness on our own. Though in truth, the structure of the machine is ingrained in everything we know: from the natural world to our social patterns, actions are prescribed, parts move with united purpose, yet there is a certain comfort in the surrender of agency. This thesis explores intersections of the organic and the artificial, the natural with the synthetic, in order to reveal underlying structures of control that pervade every facet of our existence.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Photography, Artistic--Themes, motives; Performance art--Themes, motives; Machinery in art
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Lomas, Nathan, "The soulless machine" (2012). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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