Loss of individuality has always interested me.
The fast paced technology that has developed during our generation has resolved many issues, yet has created a void.
Philosophy has also greatly influenced my thought process and my work.
Below is the abstract for my senior project that I found pertinent to this work.
"I chose a song called “Fear Of A Blank Planet” it belongs to an underground band called Porcupine Tree. I want people to listen to the song and read the lyrics, after they are done with that I will ask them personal questions such as what countries they have lived in and who has made an impression on their lives. I want to see their interpretation of the song because the artist blends irony and sarcasm within the lyrics and I would like to know how many people are able to catch the tone of the singer. I also want to know what people from different cultural backgrounds interpret and why they do so. The song depicts small insignificant events that occur in our lives that eventually cause us to become emotionally immune to extreme actions that occur. When that happens, we loose our sense of individuality and become machine-like. Our development stops and our growth becomes stagnant. I’m interested in knowing how many people feel that this is true, and/or how many believe that this is not related to us."