Chloe I. Yu
Sarah Newman, a Senior Researcher for metaLAB, describes her work as a Venn diagram in which the three circles are technology, art, and the humanities. She prefers the term "New Media" to "Digital Humanities," as she thinks it is more a more accurate depiction of metaLAB's work.
Sarah Newman shows the first version of the Moral Labyrinth, a series of ten foot red wall panels displayed in a Berlin museum. This interactive ethical and philosophical installation plays with ideas of permanence, interactivity, and space through its use of material.
In the analog version of "Secrets," a labeled wooden box in the center of a glass elevator in MIT's Media Lab asks passers-by to record a secret. Once the secret is deposited, a sensor in the box is triggers a voice to read a separate, pre-recorded secret aloud. This installation aimed to encourage viewers to consider the nature of secrets and privacy in an increasingly digitized world.