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Disposable Love: The Prosthetics of Presence

The relationship between humans and virtual pets reflects that in the postmodern society, the way people communicate, build relationships and consume objects has changed, objects are disposable and relationships are perishable.

Connection to the body becomes more alienated and people see reflections of themselves through digital portals, having splitted minds inside a digital landscape. Virtual pets are realistic in appearance, but in general, are just some programs and algorithms, but they can generate real emotions and empathy, offering a sense of companionship.

Through this collection, a community that is being trapped by all the mixed conflicting emotions, and being manipulated by artificial intelligence is portrayed.

Developing technology brings people closer to each other, but humans are even more lonely and vulnerable than ever.