Hanzhang Lai
Phang Lim

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Thesis Prep


Fall 2020


communication technologies, public space, private space, virtual landscapes, labor, remote work, leisure






This thesis explores how the exponential growth in communication technology is changing the way we interact with the tangible and intangible spaces. The invasion of the public into the private, the collective into the domestic, the work into the leisure, and the ability to be constantly connected wirelessly have caused a dissolution of the physical domestic space. The domestic space has lost its value of privacy and intimacy and the boundary between the binaries will be no more. The gap between “the control” and “controlled” has widened and productive workers will be oppressed to be even more productive under the aid of communication technology. A new type of medium will arise in the domestic space where it is now an endless virtual landscape. The house is a place of production that is less defined by the tangible, but rather with the objects and technology within itself.

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Advisors: Terrance Goode, Susan Henderson, and David Shanks

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