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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2015 MFA Design and Technology program theses ➔ My Life In Death

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Sven Travis (thesis advisor)
Melanie Crean (thesis advisor)
Loretta Wolozin (thesis advisor)
Ethan Silverman (thesis advisor)
Denah Cooper Emerson (designer)
Parsons the New School for Design. Design & Technology Dept. (sponsoring body)

Date

May 10 2015

Description

Designer's statement: “My Life In Death†is the exploration of my personal path toward immortality through a series of technological art pieces examining our relationship with death. I propose an alternate definition of immortality, one in which physical death is required to confirm creative deathlessness. This document contains personal essays that tell the story of my artistic endeavors surrounding death including #deaddenah, a performative social media based intervention; Ghost Trails, a wearable memorial glove that uses a GPS module to shine a light when the user enters the space where someone was killed; MurderNYC, a project that conflates real estate listings with sites of murder; Outlines, an immersive installation where a user lies down within a human outline of LEDs and their body powers the device; 18.9, an infrasonic installation where users are exposed to vibrations at 18.9 hz while exploring a space filled with posters of me trapped under ice and drowning; God In A Box, a miniature hologram of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, and HoloDenah, a life size hologram of me, both exploring digital immortality and deification; and more.

Identifier

PC020402_2015_emerd360

Citation

Denah Cooper Emerson. My Life In Death. May 10 2015. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2015 MFA Design and Technology program theses. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Aug 2019.

Use Restrictions

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ 




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