Date of Award

Spring 5-4-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Joachim Pissarro

Second Advisor

Jenny Jaskey

Academic Program Adviser

Antonella Pelizzari


This thesis analyzes the interactive art piece, Quiet: We Live in Public by Josh Harris, through the lenses of Utopia, Dystopia, and Atopia. This thesis considers the status of the little-known work outside of the art historical canon and renews attention to its prophetic and complex message regarding the internet and selfhood.



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