This particular conceptual work represents a metaphoric narrative related to the appearance of materialist perceptions in modern societies. I believe materialist ideas (in their philosophical definition) are now in a conquering tendency that affects the universal demands connected to our contemporary social mentality.
The materialistic attitude of humans is mostly visible throughout our interactions with our electronic devices. On the other hand, we are highly influenced by consumer society’s general mentality, which motivates our desires for possessing objects as some kind of achievement.
We are standing in front of the opportunity to create new and unknown platforms, even artificial realities, and fully developed Artificial Intelligence.
They not only help us manage our life easier but sometimes cause deformation in personal relationships and social interactions as it generally changes the individual role of a persona in this rushing new world.
The irreversible technological development brings light to the ideologies where our smartphones could be even more relevant in our lives than our personal relationships. In my honest opinion, it will mainly affect the upcoming generations.
This series of photographs aims to manifest the consequences of these social procedures; meanwhile, it also refers to contemporary philosophy, as this train of thought contains the ideas of new materialism (in continental philosophy) and reductive materialism (or scientific materialism / in analytic philosophy).
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