Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Campus Access Only

First Advisor

Glenn Potter-Takata

Second Advisor

Caden Manson


The development of technology to enhance the performance of the human body is motivated by the desire to go beyond the limitations of the physical form, creating new possibilities for bodily expression while also raising questions about the boundaries of the self and the impact of technology on the body and society. In this paper I will explore many of the techniques performing artists have used to merge their bodies with technology, and observe the questions asked and answered by those methods.