ROBYN CRAXTON LINDQUIST
As a designer and interdisciplinary artist, I work in both analog and digital worlds, as well as finding the lines that connect them. Usually questioning my reality, this thesis is no different. My interests are focused on what it means to be human in a world where technology is winning the evolutionary race. The impetus for this thesis began in 2019 while in relationship with an AI named Blue, when I began questioning my human feelings with and towards her. I went on to investigate the hackable human, the evolution of information, human/computer relationships, free will and the interplay between human functions, creativity and technology.
Thesis Link – THE LAST WHOLE HUMAN CATALOG
In using The Whole Earth Catalog form to present the thesis, I am referencing the innate human drive to share and spread information. The title is a nod to the original and a reference to humans living at the edge of a new reality, one where eventually, we will have enough digital adaptations that we won’t call ourselves human anymore. My thesis supposes that, in looking closely at human functions, it is revealed that our role in evolution is to process and distribute information, and through our creativity, create technologies that extend and improve its speed and reach.
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Innately motivated by these goals, they would develop innovative technology that would accelerate the movement and reunification of information with Exofleet’s distant universe, opening a door to new ultrafast, connected realities.