Hector Leiva

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Hector Leiva
Posted over 3 years ago
How can creatives use new technologies to increase empathy across cultural and geographic distances?
With smartphones becoming a more mainstream communication tool, the method for people to find each other physically and interact within different physical spaces is becoming more important. Because the technology is based inherently on mobility and transmission of information, smartphones want to create an environment that changes depending on where you are physically. As a graduate thesis project I wanted to focus on how specific places contain history that when in the presence of the place, activates a different sense of understanding of that place. Personal histories are important and technology should open up how people can recall their memories with smartphones being a great tool. Creating spaces that otherwise would remain inert.