Hannah Whitaker’s photobook imagines the embodiment of personified technology, addressing how these figures are gendered, subservient, and sexualized. Immersed in techno-futuristic design tropes, Whitaker’s playful, maximalist and estranging photographs are encased in a metallic silver background that nods to the product design of digital servant hardware. The flexible hardcover case is wrapped in a custom dyed faux leather cloth, creating a synthetic skin for Whitaker’s publication. Project in collaboration with Elana Schlenker.
Photographs: Hannah Whitaker
Editors: Nicholas Muellner, Catherine Taylor
Text: David Levine, Dawn Chan
Publisher: Image Text Ithaca Press