Through spiritualized masks pre-modern societies anthropomorphized the forces determining or influencing their realities. For better quality image please view from "download" below.
"Technology is Our God" is the central and "top" element of a conceptual installation of four different videos projected onto four walls of a rectangular space to form the ends of a horizontal Christian cross. Altogether they reference the religio-philosophical beliefs spanning the globe. The companion three are: "Day After Day" (the base element), "Illusionation" (the right element), "Spiral" (the left element).
The modern world is ruled by technology as an extension of human will in a manner similar to religion in the pre-contemporary world.
Historically and presently, religion has performed three functions: it has and continues to create community through a group binding worldview; it has and continues to explain the world and as a corollary gives a sense of control; it is used to predict and control the future. The belief in an ubiquitous religious presence is constant in informing believers actions.
Today as the new technology spreads and is adapted world wide it is colonizing those same three functions. As hundreds of millions of people connect through social media, communities of similarities are conjugating in ways undreamed of before creating a cloud mind even of a fractious world culture. Using the barrage of information called news and the concomitant plethora of opinion spawned and disseminated as a result, people seek to penetrate the fog of miscomprehension about their world. In their efforts to understand what the future holds people seek the use of technological models and simulations for predictions of weather, climate and economic and social trends.
Today even the purveyors of traditional religious ideas use mass media to organize and propagate their message to a worldwide audience to the point where people connect not face to face but through the interface of media devices. Moreover, where historically the belief in an ubiquitous religious presence would be constant in informing their actions, today people are immersed in a sea of mediated messages having the most profound effects on their practice. These mediated messages bring the world to the individual creating a great media driven zeitgeist.
"The medium is the message" - Marshall McLuhan