for the past four years i’ve been moving towards developing creative work (slowly heading towards research) around anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd). basically on putting audiences in an environment that heightens their awareness – perhaps making them anxious.
while i find the available research and discussion surrounding ptsd narrow – basically soldiers coming home from the war – there are one or two articles that start to reference technology in association with the management of ptsd… that i think are worthwhile
i think the discussion on the relationship here between technology helping and hindering a process can be applied more widely. the knowledge that the wearer has something attached, only aggrivates the whole process