My feedback for assignment four was given over the telephone and then followed up by a brief written report. I have never received telephone feedback on one of my assignments before but I found the process really useful.
For this project, I wanted to communicate something about my own digital identity. This autobiographical project is intended to show the fragmentary and secretive nature of my online persona.
For this exercise, I had to answer the question “what does the phenomenon of the selfie tell us about how photography is popularly used nowadays?”.
As I have been nearing the end of section four, I have been spending a lot more time thinking about my final project for the Digital Image and Culture course. Assignments four and five require me to “develop a project around the theme of identity within the current digital climate”.
This exercise, asked me to “create your own photographic response to an internet meme”. I decided to look at parenting memes.
This exercise required me to read Michel Foucault’s 1977 essay on the theory of ‘panopticism’.
The first exercise for part four of the course was to consider the “creation of false or alternative identities online”. To address this issue, I decided to look at the work of one photographer, Robbie Copper, or more specifically, his 2007 photobook Alter Ego; Avatars and their Creators.