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Digital Odyssey

Artist: Limelight Academy Masterclass - Alice Peacock (Australia)

Artist: Limelight Academy Masterclass - Alice Peacock (Australia)

Advances in communication technology have dissolved cultural and geographic divides, but have they dissolved genuine human connection?

Digital Odyssey explores the evolution of communication over the last 50 years and examines how it has changed the nature of human relationships. In a world where social media rules, is it enough to 'like' someone's social media post to form a connection and sustain a relationship? Are we leading a life where there is no need for physical human interaction or should we be seeking a balance between the physical and the digital worlds we experience today?

Inspired by the Henry Lawson poem Chattie’s Wood, the artist uses playful animation to depict the talkative nature of the eponymous Chattie Harnett. As a tribute to Chattie, birds are highlighted as the primary symbol of communication to show the way it evolves through the ages. 

Digital Odyssey seeks to understand the relationship between humans and technology and the effects technology has on our communication now and into the future.

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