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The remediated self

The remediated self



How is the self remediated in modern media - and what does this mean for identity

How is the self remediated in modern media - and what does this mean for identity



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    The remediated self The remediated self Presentation Transcript

    • The self in a world of media Bolter and Grusin: Remediation
    • Bolter & Grusin• We are remediated• We employ media as vehicles for defining both personal and cultural identity.
    • Slogan of P3 (Danish National Radio)• That which you listen to, is you• ”Det man hører, er man selv”• A paraphrase of a childrens mocking: – That which you say other people are, you are – ”Det man siger, er man selv”• Point is: You become your media while you are using it – but you are also different from it
    • Two logics of remediation• Immediacy – classical holywood
    • The media is transparent
    • Two logics of remediation• Hypermediacy – Breaking the waves camera
    • The media is very visible
    • Avatarillustrates bothlogics
    • To logics of remediation in experiencing media• The immersed self (lost in the media – WOW, virtual reality)• The networked self is constantly making and breaking connections – always aware of being present in several media at the same time
    • Art is about feeling present• Quotes Cavell:• Art has always shown our presence• – our presence to the world, rather than the world’s presence to us• A photograph guarantees our being-alive
    • Alberti’s window• We see and understand the world through converting it to something that is presented for us• Through frames
    • And againThe picture frame separates the viewer from theworld, but at the same time alows the viewing
    • 1. Passing through the frame into the respresented world (Virtual reality) 2 12. Objects coming through the frame and surrounding the user (ubiquitos computing, and hypermedia) – The subject stays where she is, and instead the objects of representation come to her
    • The hypermediated self• The self oscillates between media – moves from window to window, from application to application, - and her identity is constituted by those oscillations• The Guild – episode 1• Not unlike being on messenger, and facebook and playing online games, while listening to me 
    • Connectedness• The hypermediated self is hypermediated because they are hypertextual: they connect users in a web of interrelated connections
    • The networked self• A sense of presence of oneself to others – and of the self to itself comes not through immediate visual perception, … but through the feeling of being connected to others through the Internet.• The self that does the connecting is … an active one; the self that is connected is defined and in a sense embodied through its participation in various media• P. 258
    • Visualising social networks
    • Exercise• Create a representation of the person sitting next to you in class• Google him/her• Depict his hypermediated self in a collage, where you use images to tell where you find him/her• This depiction can be used for his/her portfolio, eventually