Yeah. That is weird that I decided, as an experiment to plonk my face in my blog.
My blog profile (top right of the page) began life with a distant long shot of me, unidentifiable. Then I replaced it with a small, composed, non expressive mug shot, looking daftly studious; studiously studious in fact.
Then yesterday I purposefully took a photo of myself, hugely faced, and blogged it. I took it off twice, then braved it. (Still not smiling though.)
And Guy has remarked on this.
When Trois tetes wrote about identity and being faced (etc), he took us here to help us think.
Why did I, yesterday, identify myself so clearly in my blog? People advise us not to.
I feel my blog is a strongly gendered space, with shotz of girlish stuff, talk of clothes and artefcats and also plenty of chat in the comments area. Maybe you don't think this is gendered? David Huffaker has talked a bit about gender and blogging. This is the BBC's summary.
Deanna Weber has a very interesting experience of gender confusion to relate here showing, I think, how we try to make judgements about meat space identities when we are on line.
See Judith Donath and Dana Boyd's 'Public displays of connection' here. Very interesting but not as good as 'Mediated faces' on the same link.
Have posted early today so you have most of Sunday to read the articles.
Have a good one ... am down to London so hope to bring back a scoop.
- Busy busy busy
- Being faced
- Images from my Saturday ....
- I would not blog this .... but ...
- women in space part two - a celebration
- Women and Space (Part One)
- sorry to go on
- Getting Barbie ringtones
- What kind of text are you?
- I am so excited
- Gosh isn't it terrible ...
- Blogging is the new black
- Blogging on
- Text and the City
- Place as text
- Parkour? What’s that?
- Just saw this
- Head over heels
- Photos and blogs
- THIS SITE IS VERY SARCASTIC AND FUNNY
- You CANNOT be serious!!!
- Aha now you can go too
- Hmm ... now where was I?
- This is good to know
- Happy New Year
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