PRESENCE, PRIVACY, AND PSEUDONYMITY

Sonja Vivienne, Tama Leaver, Brady Robards, Emily van der Nagel

Abstract


This panel seeks to map the intersections and contradictions evident among communities and individuals at the cutting edge of negotiations over digital, networked ‘presence’. Presence has multiple definitions - the fact of existing or being present; a person or thing that exists but is not seen; a group of people exerting an influence in a particular time or place; and finally the impressive manner or appearance of a person. These variations in meaning reveal issues at the heart of digitally mediated life.


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