[-empyre-] self capturers

Johannes Birringer Johannes.Birringer at brunel.ac.uk
Thu Dec 10 02:43:35 AEDT 2015

I have not adopted social media
for use in 'self'-representation and probably
would not know what that means; if you are referring
to 'self-capture' and the apparent pressures that exist to
some extent in some part of societies or amongst some, many
or most users of social media, then I'd be alarmed at how
facile or politically dubious the theorizing sounds when
it speaks of "featuring'  the "corporeal self, understood in relation to the
surrounding physical space, filtered through the digital device, and
destined for social networks. In other words, the selfie exists at the
intersection of multiple assemblages (DeLanda, 2006; Deleuze &Guattari,
1987; Wise, 2005) that draw complex and often contradictory subjectivities
together.”   Or is, as Kelly implies, the self-capturer interacting with her/himself?
 I don't think "the culture" is obsessed with self-capture; but there are various forms
or terror that have infiltrated our lives for sure, and I dread them. 

Johannes Birringer

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I would also like to hear thoughts about how self-representation is changing with increasing use  of social media, and perhaps more interesting, how people have adopted social media for use in self-representation.

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