This body of work is directly a result of my experience with The Machine. By machine, I mean not only my every day experience as a software developer -struggling with the ‘brain’ of the computer- but also during my commute, on a mechanical machine (my bicycle), through Boston’s urban constructs and machines, or as I call them, Urban Dinos. There is something both dreadful and beautiful about how our lives are confined and expanded through machination. We would not be able to live nor behave as we do with our everyday conveniences afforded by The Machine.
In particular, the Port Authority in Southie is a hotbed of our daily activity, although many of us do not even notice it. I think about how those containers surf in across the great oceans, into our very own port, and, if we wanted, we could follow them along train tracks into the far horizons of the West. Here in Boston is a connectedness of culture and commerce that we rarely give pause to consider.
“There is something both dreadful and beautiful about how our lives are confined and expanded through machination.”Cindy