πŸ“‘ Minimum Viable Self

Bookmarked #162: Minimum Viable Self by Drew Austin (Kneeling Bus)

Offline we exist by default; online we have to post our way into selfhood. Reality, as Philip K. Dick said, is that which doesn’t go away when you stop believing in it, and while the digital and physical worlds may be converging as a hybridized domain of lived experience and outward perception, our own sustained presence as individuals is the quality that distinguishes the two.

Drew Austin reflects upon the nature of digital identity and the need to continually sustain it.

It is interesting to think of this alongside David White and Alison Le Cornu’s notion of visitors and residents. Although our klout maybe impacted on no longer being a ‘resident’, the demise still leaves behind a trace in the data.

α”₯ ” Doug Belshaw” in Online personas and liquid modernity – Doug Belshaw’s Thought Shrapnel ()

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