ASU’s Steven Yazzie confronted carnival-goers with this question: How much do our visible identities − race, gender, ethnicity, social class − affect the way we are conceptualized and treated by others?Does digital media, by splintering physical reality with algorithmic filters and virtual avatars, mean the end of the tyranny of looking and seeing? Or does it merely provide new tools for encoding, sorting and measuring people to perpetuate inequality?
Steven J. Yazzie (b.1970) Newport Beach, California; lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona. Yazzie is a proud member of the Navajo Nation and a veteran of the Gulf War serving honorably with the United States Marine Corps. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Intermedia at Arizona State University and was named the […]