Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Identify Yourself - Reation

The website itself was a very interesting read. While the design and layout of the site is something I'd associate with the early 2000 it is deceptive. The site had so many embedded links and pop ups that it's simplistic layout merely hides how complex the and interactive the site is. I found it slightly disconcerting however that when scrolling down and reading one column the text and images on the other side would jump around.

The passage that I focused in on was the passage on The Body. This passage used the body to not so much describe the physical changes of the human form but rather as an analysis of the changing of communication that technology has lead to. How we interact with others and technology. It brings into light how fine tuned we are into technology, going as far as to even imagine technology's call. Technology has become a part of our body. It is like a phantom limb, you feel it even when it is gone. Society today has adapted technology and given text a form of it's own that is to be leaner just as body language is learned. How big is the disconnect between online interaction and physical? I'd argue that it is smaller than it was before especially now with present culture changing their bodies and actions to promote internet and technological activity.