SAVE / SAFE
borderlining as a contemporary phenomenon
a collaborative study
play SAVE / SAFE on http://www.kanonmedia.com
theme & concept:
SAVE / SAFE researches human states-of-being related to the impact of New Technologies on the perception and self-consciousness of individual existence. The main figure Anna serves as a ‘modern’ individual describing situative experience and personal interpretations of emotionally perceived situations occurring during her journey through Oceania.
Using the atmosphaeric background of a journey to Oceania – a context of highly social municipal communities still existing on many of the geographically isolated Polynesian islands and a westernized New Zealand having integrated all attitudes of ‘modern’ life – SAVE / SAFE compares Anna’s individual experience to results of the scientific research of philosophy, psychology, ethics, sociology and new media theory.
Citations out of technical literature form contemporary conclusions related to the development of the 3rd industrial revolution and reflect and mirror Anna’s individual perception. Anna is a representative of a majority of humans not having realized yet the subversive progressing of so-called post-human conditioning. She still thinks of many components of her self as personal traits of character while they are a direct expression of post-human existence strongly being enhanced through the influence of digital interactivity, thus excessively strengthening logical thinking & ratio as prioritary approach to life.
* The cultural container representing itself to society today and going to reign the 21st century … is characterized by substitutional relations based on the central involvement with information technology, pursued from a position of pseudo-autism … With the decay of inter-personal culture and the expansion of IT-controlled substitutes of inter-relation only one mass container is left for and generally accepted by a borderlining majority: the unavoidable search for the ego and for techniques allowing the construction of identity. *
* J. Erik Mertz, in: Borderline – weder tot noch lebendig, 2000
Anna tells the story of a journey into the center of her self, embedded in the story of her journey to the other end of the world. Her central theme is the nature of ego and non-ego, the relevance of involvement and interaction, and the meaning of non-attachment.
** What really does authenticity of personal development mean ? Having it worked through for so many years, it finally emerges – this realization of a self, leading to autonomy and self-control of authority in the framework of a society demanding for autonomous responsibility and respecting it. Which sense though does this authenticity make, if with its final acquiring its inner character proves to be fluid and transparent, if personal vanity, ego-profiling and the exertion of authority having become a natural option prove to be nothing but accessories of again dependent, mechanistic existence, thus loosing significance completely ? **
** Alexandra Reill, Anna in: SAVE / SAFE, 2002
*** While in the framework of old value systems the individual always has been subject to communal models, developed themselves by individuals again, in the context of new orientation amongst other components something like ‘altruistic individualism’ is emerging.***
*** Ulrich Beck, aus: Kinder der Freiheit, 1998
the SAVE / SAFE platform: a collaborative playground SAVE / SAFE transports its content through textual content expressing itself not only via wording but strongly through atmosphere created via visual design and interactive structure.
The database application SAVE / SAFE is a reading machine mirroring through its structure contemporary conditioning, thus provoking the user to consciously read without reading, understand without analyzing, experience without touching. SAVE / SAFE uses structure not only for the transport of data – it is a reading automat.
At the same time, the SAVE / SAFE machine is a community based on democratic principles. As much as SAVE / SAFE can be viewed in a linear way or by individual intuition it lets you use all material contained to recompose and edit it or to upload newly created content to your personally created thread of individual views on the themes of borderlining & post – humanity.
POST YOUR PERSONAL VIEW … USE YOUR OWN LANGUAGE
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