In order to understand the world we live in, as it is mediated through technology, this process driven artwork Post Millennium Tension uses a machine I created specifically to visualize the inner workings of contemporary technology. The artwork is a large multi-paneled photograph and light-box display, that depicts the intimate everyday moments within a relationship. The relationship seen in the photographs is one that began on a phone where the individuals were matched by the Tinder algorithm. That relationship is documented and archived on a phone. The images act as proof and the artwork as a monument to a relationship mediated through technology. To address this, or to explain it visually, I developed a system that creates images that reflect the digital origin of the image while photographing the machine to show the scale of data. How we use devices that create images that supersede our vision or ability to see, is explored.

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Photography and Related Media (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (CIAS)


Christine Shank

Advisor/Committee Member

Joshua Thorson


RIT – Main Campus