Technobiophilia contains 2 very important aspects of our life today. First of which is our technology. The technology we have created has transformed our world into an information centered giant. The other concept is biophilia which is defined by biologist E.O. Wilson as “the innate attraction to life and lifelike processes”. In turn, by combining the 2 concepts creates a new term called Technobiophilia; which is “the innate attraction to life and lifelike processes through technology”.
Many individuals who have created our technological world derive their inventions/ideas from nature. Sue Thomas describes the internet as containing metaphors of nature. This comes from her talk on one of her works “Why Do Geeks Go Camping? FOO And Other Brushes With Nature”. In her talk, she describes geeks use nature as a way to integrate the world of technology with the love of nature. These metaphors included putting information in a “cloud”, going on a Twitter “stream”, or “surfing” the web. It doesn’t matter what we do in life, we will have to connect it to the world we live in. We are consciously and subconsciously tied to the beauty of earth.
Looking back at digital storytelling, people bring in elements of nature create a world of their own. This could be 3 simple pictures of nature in different seasons and relating them to the changing of our moods. Thus, you integrate nature with the life experiences of yourself or others. This is also used to help “stream” the story through the information “cloud” that is the news. Media and news literacy is full of individuals who “stream” their stories everyday.
Personally, I have posted my life events about nature through the “streaming” of technology. What we do on the internet directly involves nature. Human nature is a powerful thing. Many do not realize this, but each of us talk about human nature at all times. Whether it be about stories that have occurred or about what people have done in the past.