LocoMotoArt, an independent powered creative field system, was used as a vehicle for conducting media arts practice in natural setting for study of the relationship among humans, technology and the natural realm. Motivated by claims human disconnection to natural realm is a result of our intensive relationship with technology; I question whether it is possible for humans to experience a sense of greater interconnectedness with the natural world by way of digital technology. The polarities of acceptance and rejection of digital technologies in contemporary culture is explored through five artist projects and use of LocoMotoArt. I argue such technologies and their ubiquity provides new opportunities for humans to reconnect to nature. Findings indicate the notion of Human, Technology, Nature interconnectedness, is a possible conduit for establishing a relationship with digital technology beyond social networking, computing, information gathering and gaming, thus providing cognitive and social benefits of interacting with nature.
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Thesis advisor: Pasquier, Philippe
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