Wednesday, April 13, 2005
This seems to be a classic example of what Marva Dawn calls 'intimatizing our technology and technologizing our intimacy'. As the predominance of techniques and technologies lead to the attentuation of the fabric of intimacy within our society we seek to reattain the intimacy that we have lost in the only way that we know how: by developing new technologies and techniques. We also 'intimatize our technology', trying to disguise its sterility with a veneer of sexiness or personality. Tragic.