Alex Conner

 

My work currently focuses on the shifts in socialization occurring in American culture due to the advent and proliferation of digital devices. These shifts are leading to a decrease in relationships of quality between people, as a result of the digital environment requiring a quantitative economization of communication.

This economization is dangerous to our shared-humanity as it rewards the removal of nuance and breadth of what we communicate for the sake of convenience in how we communicate. As digital devices continue to become our primary mode of communication, this economization becomes the new norm and our pre-digital modes of communication begin to complement this now dominant mode of expression by taking on its economizing means.