Reflecting Ourselves Through Digital Media

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Human experience is based on everything that surrounds us. Not the physical reality, but our perception of and reflection on it. This perception and reflection – presence, intimacy and materiality – is transformed by telematics: Separate rooms can be merged, and the boundaries between our virtual and physical bodies are constantly broken by technology. Perception and reflection are in synergy. Reflection means to bend back, to mirror, and to think. My presentation will take its point of departure in this etymology and make perspectives to modern use of refection in digital media. I will take a look at the establishing of the modern self and possibilities of self-reflection too. My examples will be from the so-called dark-selfies or disaster selfies as well as a new form of selfie, which merge the present with the previous progressing into the future. I will discuss the media reflections as loss and/or gain. As another but short viewpoint, telepresence – Skype – will be discussed, where new screen types, presences and reflections are established.
3 Nov 2016


SeminarReflecting Ourselves Through Digital Media
LocationUniversity of Copenhagen, Southern Campus, KUA 1, auditorium 22-0-11
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