lavertuparlevice has written 6 posts for New Media Genres

Response #3 (a Revision of Response #1): Authenticating the Facebook Self: Privacy, Participation, and Radical Transparency

David Kirkpatrick’s The Facebook Effect asks us: “How much of ourselves should we show the world?” (199). In the construction of online identities, how does one decide what boundaries to set regarding what content to choose to display to an online community such as Facebook? Facebook has already chosen specific information that a user must provide … Continue reading

Smartphone Photography: BlackBerry Bold 9700

I own a BlackBerry bold 9700. This week I took random photos using my smartphone. I do not currently have access to the internet via my BlackBerry (scandalous, I know), therefore I need to upload the photos to my laptop. I looked at some “how to” videos on Youtube regarding smartphone photography. The instructional videos … Continue reading

Response #2: Digital Panopticism

Digital photography in the age of social networking provides a space where the public and private clash, intersect, and obscure one another. The parameters of what constitutes subjectivity are constantly put into question via emergent technologies. Can one easily define the space a photo taken in public depicting strangers’ faces that is then uploaded to … Continue reading

Summary: Sharon Cumberland’s “Private Uses of Cyberspace: Women, Desire, and Fan Culture”

-Cumberland investigates fan fiction erotica written by women in cyberspace, and the paradox of ‘personal privacy in a public forum’ that it represents -Concealing one’s biological gender is possible while participating in MUD’s (multi-user discussion groups) -The ability for women authors to conceal their identities on the internet grants them a level of liberation -Cumberland … Continue reading

Summaries of Chapters 1, 2, and 3: Helen Nissenbaum “Privacy In Context”

Chapter 1: “Keeping Track and Watching over Us”   -Advances in digital media have created a dramatic rise in technically mediated monitoring. -There is also a marked shift in the nature of such technology-mediated monitoring and tracking—automated, undiscriminating, and accommodating new subjects, monitors, and motives. -‘Monitoring’ and ‘tracking’ are used rather than ‘surveillance’. Nissenbaum seeks … Continue reading

Authenticating the Facebook Self: Privacy, Participation, and Radical Transparency

In “Privacy ‘You have one identity,’” a chapter from David Kirkpatrick’s The Facebook Effect, issues of privacy in the public domain are addressed. The centrality of Facebook as a social artefact, positions it as the main object of inquiry for Kirkpatrick’s discussion. The chapter opens with the question: “How much of ourselves should we show … Continue reading