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Are We All Addicts Now?

V Bartlett

Abstract

‘Are we all addicts now?’ is an artist-led enquiry into how the conditions of the digital are not just shaped by us but also shaping us. McLuhan’s maxim is that every new technology creates a new human environment. Emergent pathologies such as internet addiction and digital dementia are symptomatic of this new human environment. ‘Are we all addicts now?’ is led by artist Katriona Beales, in partnership with curators Fiona MacDonald and Vanessa Bartlett and in collaboration with Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones and Dr Mark Wright. The project builds on Katriona Beales’ video installation, ‘White Matter’ (2015), which responded to internet addiction, and was commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art a..

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University of Melbourne Researchers