Danielle Langdon

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Danielle Langdon received her BA in Media Communication Studies and Dance from Ursinus College in 2008. Thereafter, she got her start as a graphic designer at HDR, an Architecture firm in Princeton, NJ. Langdon recently received her MFA from The University of Missouri emphasizing in Graphic Design and Video Art. During her stay at MU she discovered a true passion for teaching and is now an Assistant Professor of Art at Columbia College. When she’s not in front of a computer screen, you may find Langdon dancing to some tunes, on a road trip with her main squeeze, or cooking something yummy from her garden.

By artificially constructing situations of everyday life, and pushing the absurdity of those moments, Langdon's current body of work is taking critical but humorous look at how mobile technology has become a poignant player in our connections and rituals. Technology allows us to control how we present ourselves and where we put our attention. However, as Langdon’s videos attempt to portray, these devices also have control over us: our bodies, our communities, and our relationships. Langdon’s intention is not to deter people away from their devices; the work is not an attack on mobile technology. Rather, it is meant to be a mirror for users to reflect on their own habits. The videos ask the viewer to develop a more self-aware, examined relationship with mobile technology. Langdon hopes that through this examination, users will begin to ask questions about what is most sustaining in our relationships and customs.

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