Michael (desktop computer) displaying the Chrome extension that replaces technology related words such as computer, machine, CPU etc. with their humanised counterparts.
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Screenshot of the same extension replacing words on a webpage.
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Computer parts labelled with their respective human parts.
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Sample of the extension's code done in Atom.
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Screenshot of extension working on webpage.
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Processing sketch that causes a popup to appear on screen whenever there is an attempt to close the window.
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Inspired by the blurring line between reality and the imagination, Ankita Nagaraj’s work is an experimental exploration into our relationship with the technology we have created. Finding the most interest in the journey of research and development, her work branched from the imagery of machines gaining consciousness, free thought and emotions, shown in the music video ‘The Music Scene’ by Blockhead. Basing her work on this science fiction idea, while pulling reference from the concept of singularity in Eastern culture as discussed by Alan Watts, she uses browser extensions, popups and physical pieces of technology to personify and humanise these machines.