Saturday, October 16, 2010

Switching Networks Due to Signal Error

Switching Networks Due To Signal Error from Alfredo Salazar-Caro on Vimeo.

With young technologies like the internet new possibilities arise. Games like World of Warcraft and Second Life and even programs like Facebook give users the option to abandon social reality to join virtual communities. Would it be possible to achieve conscious immortality by becoming permanently connected to the internet? Will there be an option in the future to abandon out physical bodies for a digital avatar?

Friday, October 15, 2010

100% Machine Separated

100% Machine Separated
Silicone, mat board, wood, plexiglass, video projection.

100% Machine Separated is a comment on the disconnection between american culture and their food source. The vast majority of people in this country consume food that is artificially constituted in factories, where food is packed with chemicals in order to preserve it and make it visually appealing. The lack of questioning of where this food is coming from is a leeway for industries to abuse their consumers.

I Am All Men As I Am No Man And Therefor I Am.

I Am All Men As I Am No Man And Therefore I Am. from Alfredo Salazar-Caro on Vimeo.

It is human nature to form groups. It is in the essence of this nature that those within our group have attributes that we find desirable. Whether they be physical, mental, regional, political or religious these attributes can unite or separate us.
This piece engages in questions of group dynamics versus individuality, alienation versus embracement.