The Remediated self

wafflejourneyAI and Robotics

Nov 14, 2013 (3 years and 4 months ago)

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The
Remediated

self

We

see

ourselves

today

in and
through

our

available

media.

This is not to
say

that

our

identity

is
fully

determined

by media, but
rather

that

we

employ

media as
vehicles

for
defining

both

personal

and
cultural

identity
.

A man has as
many

social selves as
there

are

induviduals

who

recognize

him

and
carry

an image of
the person in
their

mind.



We

look at to types:

-
Virtual reality (
second

life
)
where

we

live
different

lives.

-
Networked

self
. Live
simultaneous

lives in
cyperspace

(video
conference
,
email
…)
and in the
physical

office
.


The
desire

for
immediacy

cannot

be

fulfilled

by transparent media
(
photography
, live television, virtual reality
and
three
-
dimentional

computer
graphics
)
and must
therefore

be

supplemented

by
technologies

of
hypermediacy

(
text
, video,
sound and animation).

Remediation

of the
body


Is the
self

defined

by
gender
.

-
We

have
cosmetic

surgery

(
computerprogramme

to
see

the
result
)

-
Tatoos

-
Cloating

and
jewelry


-
Female

bodybuilders
defy

the
cultural

ideal
of
female

beauty
.

-
Normally

you

have a male gaze in
technology

but the
female

gaze
is growing.

The virtual
self

try

to
construct

a pure transparent
version of the digital
self


Virtual reality
defines

the
self

through

visible
bodies
, not
through

minds
,
which

do not
appear

in virtual
worlds
.


Virtual reality and three
-
dimensional
graphics

in general
are

technologies

for
achieving

self
-
presence

through

a
newly

mobilizrd

point of
view
.


In a
fully

interactive

application

there

are

6
different

ways

in
which

you

can

alter
your

relationship

the virtual
surroundings
.

-
up/
down

-
Left
/right

-
Side to side (forward/back)


What

makes

interactive

computer
graptics

unique

is,
that

the
shifts

can

now

take

place

at the viewers
will
.


Virtual
empathy
/
graphic

can

also

be

radical

in the
way

that

the
user

should

learn

about

dinosaurs or
even

molecules

by
occypying

their

perspectives



wearing

a helmet.


The
freedom

to
be

oneself

is the
freedom

to
become

someone

or
something

else
.
Because

there

is
no

single
privileged

point
of
view
, the
self

becomes

a series of

other
” points of
view



the
intersection

of all
possible

points of
views

that

can

be

taken

in a given
space
.


Virtual reality
will

change

our

notion

of
self

because

we

will

now

be

dynamic

or
unstable

bodies
.

The
networked

self


The
hypermediated

self

is
expressed

in
the
many

forms of
networked

communication

on the internet.

-
Newsgroups

-
Email

-
MUD (
multiuser

dungeon



users

in
different

psysical

locations
can

communicate

in the same
networked
,
virtual
space
)
text
-
based

-
Chatrooms


Unlike

the
self

in virtual reality, the
self

is
defined

and in a
sence

embodied

through

its

participation in
various

media

See figur 17.1 page 263.


Gender

trouble

in MUD


One
can

never
be

sure of the
gender

of
ones

partner in MUD.

Assignment

remediation


Go back to the
presentation

we

had on a
specific

person and find out
if

this

person
also

remediate

him

or
herself
, and
if

they

do
how
.