On memory: Body, devices, material. Towards a new practice of MediaArchitecture
Pusch, Lisa Josepine Lieselotte
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Generation Y marks the transition between a world with and without fully implemented Internet: A new kind of virtual space is formed and is impacting the way we live in this world, the way we perceive it, and the way we interact with it. Mobile devices, such as phones, build a new form of electronic technology type we interact with. This thesis investigates how this new form of relation can give insights to the way we are situated in this world with all its complexities and levels. In a case study, the author focuses on the relationship with mobile devices in the context of memory (making and recalling), materiality (haptic and metaphoric) and the human body itself (perception and sensory system). By developing a practice and contextualizing it in terms of space-theoretical and phenomenological concepts, this thesis aims to start a discourse on our human, (un-)conscious relation to mobile devices in place and time. Is it time for an imperfect, humane view towards the era of information from a Millennial perspective?