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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620546
Title:
Avatar Lives: Narratives of Transformation and Identity
Authors:
Doyle, Denise ( 0000-0001-7639-9749 )
Abstract:
A recent UK study forecasting how our identities will change in the following decade noted that until now a kind of inner narrative has provided individuals with an ongoing subjective, internal commentary but through the growth of online social media, identity is ‘no longer an internal, subjective experience, but is constructed externally and therefore is much less robust and more volatile’ (Future Identities, 2013). Arguing from the fields of literature and feminist science studies Susan Merrill Squier observes that ‘no longer stable, the boundaries of our human existence have become imprecise at best, contested at worst’ (Squier, 2004). This chapter concerns itself with digital embodiment and the construction of the self as avatar, and the ways in which contemporary arts practices are emerging through the exploration of digitally constructed realities on new technological platforms. This chapter argues that access to the experience of digitally constructed realities enables us reflect upon how our own privately constructed realities are also created and allows us to shed light on the distinctions between fiction and reality.
Citation:
In: Jayne Gackenbach Johnathan Bown ( Editors), Boundaries of Self and Reality Online: Chapter 4
Publisher:
Elsevier Publishers, San Diego
Issue Date:
Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620546
Additional Links:
https://www.elsevier.com/books/boundaries-of-self-and-reality-online/gackenbach/978-0-12-804157-4
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9780128041574
Appears in Collections:
Art, Design and Creative Technology

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dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Deniseen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-30T13:15:24Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-30T13:15:24Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-
dc.identifier.citationIn: Jayne Gackenbach Johnathan Bown ( Editors), Boundaries of Self and Reality Online: Chapter 4en
dc.identifier.isbn9780128041574-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620546-
dc.description.abstractA recent UK study forecasting how our identities will change in the following decade noted that until now a kind of inner narrative has provided individuals with an ongoing subjective, internal commentary but through the growth of online social media, identity is ‘no longer an internal, subjective experience, but is constructed externally and therefore is much less robust and more volatile’ (Future Identities, 2013). Arguing from the fields of literature and feminist science studies Susan Merrill Squier observes that ‘no longer stable, the boundaries of our human existence have become imprecise at best, contested at worst’ (Squier, 2004). This chapter concerns itself with digital embodiment and the construction of the self as avatar, and the ways in which contemporary arts practices are emerging through the exploration of digitally constructed realities on new technological platforms. This chapter argues that access to the experience of digitally constructed realities enables us reflect upon how our own privately constructed realities are also created and allows us to shed light on the distinctions between fiction and reality.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier Publishers, San Diegoen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.elsevier.com/books/boundaries-of-self-and-reality-online/gackenbach/978-0-12-804157-4en
dc.subjectDigital Embodimenten
dc.subjectIdentityen
dc.subjectAvataren
dc.subjectVirtual Worldsen
dc.subjectArts Practiceen
dc.subjectTransformationen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.titleAvatar Lives: Narratives of Transformation and Identityen
dc.typeBook chapteren
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