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Unstable timeline: social platforms of self-archivization and performing the self through curation

Demetriou, P.A (2013) Unstable timeline: social platforms of self-archivization and performing the self through curation. In: PSi #19: Now, Then - Performance and Temporality, 26 - 30 June 2013, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

Abstract

The paper investigates how facebook has become a temporary space to perform the self, as Sherry Turkel argued with the use of the computer screen. This idea is taken further, exploring how facebook has taken the role of the computer screen reflecting the image of its user and creating a mediated-self and with this it has become a platform to post personal narrative and personal history. Thereby storing personal narrative as it is performed. The paper also explores the ethics of this, as the virtual-self created, shares a similar narrative to the actual-self, this is where the timeline becomes unstable.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Paper presented as part of the panel entitled 'Re-encountering the archive – performance in times to come from times gone by' chaired by Paul Clarke.

Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
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