Patterns and embodiment: An examination of human knowing in "A Day Made of Glass"

Thumbnail Image
Date
2013-01-01
Authors
Speckhard, Mary
Major Professor
Advisor
Katherine Gossett
Committee Member
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Altmetrics
Authors
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Organizational Unit
Journal Issue
Is Version Of
Versions
Series
Department
English
Abstract

In 2011 and 2012, Corning, a glass company, released a series of videos on Youtube featuring "A Day Made of Glass." These videos became popular and thought-provoking as they visualized a world of ubiquitous display and augmented reality. In this paper, I examine the effects such a future would have on human knowing with the critique of the digital humanities. In particular, I develop a framework using the literary/cybernetics perspective of N. Katherine Hayles and the epistemological perspective of Michael Polanyi. Analyzing the video, I conclude that while the technology of "A Day Made of Glass" does not enhance human embodiment and sense of touch, it has much to offer the visual aspect of knowing

Comments
Description
Keywords
Citation
Source
Copyright
Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013