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Moving Toward Agency. How Technology of the Self can Liberate Humans from the Social Constraints of Biological Sex.

Revah Sinai, Dikla (2019) Moving Toward Agency. How Technology of the Self can Liberate Humans from the Social Constraints of Biological Sex. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Revah Sinai, Dikla
Abstract:

Gendered norms limit human potential. Defined by their biological sex, people tend to adhere to social and cultural norms established by the patriarchal institution, which defines their abilities and attributes unequally.

Using speculative design, foresight methodologies and the feminist framework for game design, my research speculates, through a feminist lens, on the question, “What if our lives could be conducted as if they were free of gender limitations?"

Historically, technology has challenged the definitions of biological sex and gender, through the use of body modifications, and chemical and hormonal modification. Therefore, the use of technologies has potential to offer agency to individuals by transfiguring gender definitions and social limitations.

My practice focuses on creating a personal game - Neutrois: an interactive novel which features original artwork, with a playable experiential future scenario. The game helps players envision a postgender world and engages to think critically about current and future social constraints.

Date: April 2019
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2019 20:27
Last Modified: 14 May 2019 20:27
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2533

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