In this project, we delve into the multiple layerings of text, image, and technology as sites from which to perform/write/read the self. Specifically, this born-digital Web-based project explores with its viewers the simultaneous and often contradictory interplay between digital and traditional writing technologies and the author/ed self.
The exigence for Techne—rendered at this particular time, with these technologized objects of study, through these multimediated narrations, and with this lived material—stems from the increasing production of subjectivities in and through webs of information. We live in a world of constant measurement and data gathering, of dense networks in which the flows of information around us are mobilized to construct our identities as commodities for marketing, profiteering, and surveillance. Those flows carry their own orienting forces—currents we can become aware of and potentially redirect.