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Ways of Seeing Ourselves in the Digital World

Response to “Self-Representation in Social Media” by Jill Walker Rettberg (2018) and  “Filtered Reality” chapter – from Seeing Ourselves Through Technology: How We see Selfies, Blogs and Wearable Devices & Shape Ourselves (2014)  In “Self-Representation in Social Media,” Jill Walker counters Stuart Hall’s reflective approach as a “representation of the true meaning.” She contends that […]

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101 of Social Media: Self-Representation 

“For Millennia,humans have used media to represent ourselves. Children draw stick figures with a stick in the sand. Stone Age Australians blew ocher dust around their hands to leave marks in a cave. Vikings carved runes on sticks to tell the world their names (pg 2).” From the start of this article, the idea that […]

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Selfie Representation & Filtered Realities

No matter how much we gnash our teeth, the selfie is here to stay. It is part of our culture and this is not necessarily a bad thing. However, there is no doubt that caution must be exercised. If we document every single moment in real time (and on top of that add filters), can […]

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Blog 3: Self Representation in the Digital Age

Our Reflections

In her book “Seeing Ourselves through Technology,” Jill Rettberg analyzes the way people see themselves in today’s technologically advanced world. The book explores the origins of how the social media movement started, and what factors lead to people sharing aspects of their daily lives on the internet (Rettberg 2). The impacts of sharing information on […]

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Connecting while practicing restraint?

Another week of the Net Mirror, and we have covered some vast ground thanks to our shared reading of Participatory Culture in a Networked Era by Henry Jenkins, Mizuko Ito, danah boyd (Polity Press, 2016) as well as thoughtful discussion, lead by Linda. She started us off with some soothing spa-like sounds, leading us through a […]