Being a storyteller has helped me to understand myself and others through different cognitive and emotional experiences. When we swap stories, each person allows access into their inner lives. My objective is to explore the significant impact digitization has on our identity and the transgenerational transmission of trauma and how it is forcing humanity deeper into Numbville, an inner fictional town of refuge where we escape to avoid the desperate feeling of dismay in our daily lives.
Will the rapid changes of technology and its psychosocial effects on our individuality disconnect us from our human experiences? Together with my identity development, these lifelong reflections have motivated my current dissertation research, asking, how is the interplay of trauma and technology shapeshifting our identity both biologically and psychologically across generations? My human identity recovery project will provide ways to reset ourselves and offer options for avoiding falling further into a collective social identity crisis.