culture Psychology

The Selfie Slaves

The extent to which we manifest or express individual self-determination in a virtualised, distributed public display of visual social-media identity-construction is simultaneously the measure of our imprisonment by that dragging anchor and inconstant vessel of Self. Self-definition is (a) freedom but it is simultaneously the persistent dragging anchor and burden of an external world, internalised as the hyper-inflating referential spaces of our own self-inflected introspection. What we present to the world as our selves becomes the limiting contour and arc of all inforamtion and energy in this buzzing hive of digital culture. Freedom and imprisonment are fundamentally the same (non-binary) existential object, merely assuming different forms and shapes or possibilities in respect to the alternative views and aspects upon it that we adopt.

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