Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Constance DeJong

Second Advisor

Grayson Earle

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


Building on common definitions of terms such as machine, human, and code, this paper presents a strategy for an art practice that engages with data that has been processed and the processor as actor or character. Material is presented in such a way that rules, guidelines, logic, code, coherence may be viewed as tools to be employed for the use of obtaining and retaining power and control. Presenting digital technologies not only as a mediating force upon physical bodies but also a part of those bodies, and, furthermore, as abject and thus positioned outside an ideological structure of consumer technology, an artistic practice is proposed where humans and machines are undifferentiated and prepared to challenge techno-corporate ideologies.





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