Can you see the real me?


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Can you see the real me?

  1. 1. Can you see the real me?– The Who, (Quadrophenia)Image by Haylie JaedBy: Michelle Truax
  2. 2. Or retouch:the voice,the flesh,the face,the body.-The Flight From ConversationTexting and e-mail and posting let us presentthe self we want to be.Image by brim261974This means we can edit. And if we wish to,we can delete.
  3. 3. and also mask our identity.- The Social Psychology of the SelfieOne of the differences between our self-imagein real life and online is more ability tochange our look,Image by Alistair Isreal
  4. 4. more appealingthan what the image actually lookslike, let alone what the naked eyewouldve seen.-The Social Psychology of the SelfieImage by Juan Ignacio GarayFilters make any photo look
  5. 5. in the mirror versus a regular photo is different.The mirror shows a reverse view, but also showsyou alive and with movement.- The Social Psychology of the SelfieHow we see ourselvesImage by phil41dean
  6. 6. Technology has also allowed us toshape who we areand highlightspecific features in ways we couldntdo as easily offline.-The Social Psychology of the SelfieImage by Katerha
  7. 7. Even when a person postsa photo of you on social media,you can untag, delete ormodify the phototo keep social presence more consistentwith the self image youwant others to see-The Social Psychology of the SelfieImage by saintbob
  8. 8. "This may mean routine photoshopping to create a morelikeable self, or simply choosing photos that seem more likethe visual self we want to present”-Dr. Letamendi, (The Social Psychology of the Selfie)Image by rennesi
  9. 9. “Instagram has become more popular and I do thinkthe ability to photos very easilydoes play a role” -Dr Leaver (‘Selfies’)Image by Angelo Gonzalezmanipulate
  10. 10. Virtualenvironmentsallow individualsto dramatically alter theirself-representation.(The Proteus Effect)Image by Bahman Farzad
  11. 11. “With more and more of our lives being lived both in the physicaland virtual worlds, its important to understand the kinds ofimpressions we give off to othersthrough the traces we leave behindin our environments,"Image by andercismoSource: From bullying to relationships
  12. 12. the anonymityof the internet enables people the opportunity totake on various personas, even adifferent gender, and to expressfacets of themselves withoutfear of disapproval and sanctions by those in theirreal-life social circle.Source: Can you see the Real Me?Image by Public Domain Photos
  13. 13. when asked to show us aphotograph that wasliked(The secret life of teens)but would neverbe displayedat home,one teenagegirl retrievedher profilephotographon FacebookImage by owenbrown
  14. 14. what people are embarrassed about is whenpictures get spread outside of the circle of peopleyou want to see them” – Professor Stratton, (Selfies)“I thinkImage by Kevin Dooley
  15. 15. Internet interaction settings dofacilitate expression of thetrue selffor the average personin an initial meeting with a stranger.–McKenna, (Relationship Formation)Image by stuant63
  16. 16. In Harter’s view, aperceived ‘discrepancy’between the performanceof one’s ‘real self ’andthe given ‘ideal self ’is found to lower self-worth in thatdomain. (The secret life of teens)Image by The Past Trends Disappear
  17. 17. close relationshipsin Internet rather than face-to-faceinteraction settings are more likely to formwith people met on the Internet-McKenna (Relation Formation)Those who are better able to express their“true selves”Image by Hakan Dahlstrom
  18. 18. coupled with the medium’s abilityto support selective self-presentation makedeceptionan easy and convenient strategy forimage constructionSource: (Looks and Lies)Image by Juan Manuel Cruz de CuetoThe malleable nature of self-presentationalelements in online dating profiles
  19. 19. (The secret life of teens)The teens presentedthemselves differently athome to their familythan they did to theirfriendsonline.Image by JD Hancock
  20. 20. A ‘generationaldigital divide’which has opened up as aresult of hiddenteen behaviours on theinternet(The secret life of teens)Image by Lance Neilson
  21. 21. ...researchers found that although people can make consistent judgments abouta players personality, thosehow the players view themselves. (From bullying to relationships)impressions do not matchWorld of WarcraftImage by Cyberslayer
  22. 22. Representation isa three-partrelationship betweenobject, image andsociety. - David Zeitlyn(Representation/Self-Representation)Image by taqumi
  23. 23. we are inevitably telling thosearound us something aboutwho we areas individuals."(The secret life of teens)"Whether werecreating a screenname or avatar forourselves, or broadcastingthat the bar or coffee shopdown the street is one ofour frequent hangouts,Image by Walt Stoneburner
  24. 24. We urgently need newparadigms of representationto ground the disciplinebetween the extremes of‘‘anything goesrelativism’’and ‘‘simple mindedrealism’’David Zeitlyn (Representation/Self-Representation)Image by Diacritical
  25. 25. Credits and ReferencesAll images were sourced from Flickr’s Creative Commons with Attribution Licence and Attribution-Non Commercial License. Artistsare referenced at the bottom right of each slide. Quotes were sourced from the following supplied Film 260 required readings andfrom accredited internet articles and studies.• Can You See the Real Me? Activation and Expression of the “true Self” on the Internet. John A. Bargh, Katelyn Y.A. McKenna,Grainne M. Fitzsimons.New York University. Journal of Social Issues. Vol 58, No 1. 2002. onlinerelation.pdf• From bullying to relationships: Mapping our online communications. esciencenews. Psychology & Sociology. January 2013.• Looks and Lies: The Role of Physical Attractiveness in Online Dating Self-Presentation and Deception. By Catalina L. Toma, Jeffrey T.Hancock. Communication Research. 2010.• QUADROPHENIA “CAN YOU SEE THE REAL ME?”., December 2012.• Relationship Formation on the Internet: What’s the Big Attraction? Katelyn Y. A. McKenna, Amie S. Green, Marci E.J. Gleason. NewYork University. Journal of Social Issues. Vol. 58 No.1 2002.• Representation=Self-representation: A Tale of Two Portraits; or, Portraits and Social Science Representations. By David Zeitlyn.Visual Anthropology. 2010• Selfies just as much for the insecure as show-offs. By Jillian McHugh. WAtoday. April 2013• The Flight From Conversation. Sherry Turkle. The New York Times. April 2012.• The Proteus Effect implications of Transformed Digital Self-Representation on Online and Offline Behaviour. By Nick Yee, Jeremy N.Bailenson, Nicolas Ducheneaut. Standford University, Palo Alto Research Center. Communication Research, SagePublications. April 2009.• The secret life of teens: online versus offline photographic displays at home. By Abigail Durrant et. al. Visual Studies. June 2011.• The Social Psychology of the Selfie. By Christine Erickson. Mashable. February 2013.Image by