Date of Award
Master of Arts
In 2011 and 2012, Corning, a glass company, released a series of videos on Youtube featuring "A Day Made of Glass." These videos became popular and thought-provoking as they visualized a world of ubiquitous display and augmented reality. In this paper, I examine the effects such a future would have on human knowing with the critique of the digital humanities. In particular, I develop a framework using the literary/cybernetics perspective of N. Katherine Hayles and the epistemological perspective of Michael Polanyi. Analyzing the video, I conclude that while the technology of "A Day Made of Glass" does not enhance human embodiment and sense of touch, it has much to offer the visual aspect of knowing
Mary Kathleen Speckhard
Speckhard, Mary Kathleen, "Patterns and embodiment: An examination of human knowing in "A Day Made of Glass"" (2013). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 13215.