My iPhone is my Mother

Elisava
Student/s

Maria Valeria Castillo Moreno

Tutored by

Saúl Baeza, Lluís Sallés

Promotion

2023

Awards

ei! Award

This research explores the evolving concept of being human in the digital age and the intersection between human qualities, technology, and social fabric. It focuses on the liminal space created by this convergence and aims to understand the implications of this transition or disruption on our human experience.

In order to reveal the intricate relationship between humans and technology, this project takes an autoethnographic approach, using personal observations, thoughts, and recordings of experiences to concretize a case study that explores the transition of a mother-daughter connection. By developing an analytical framework based on three categories: body, human and social fabric, the research delves on how these three aspects undergo transformations to adapt to the screen, while shedding light on the challenges and changes individuals face in order to be human in today’s world.

Rather than providing definitive answers, the project addresses the politics of our bodies, the loss of languages, interference, and the complex emotions that arise from our attachment to devices. It neither glorifies nor condemns screen-mediated reality but recognizes the space for human agency amidst the potential distortion, blurring, and fragmentation of our experience today.
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