art | embodiment | cognition | networks | post-humanism | crypto
If you Google search my name, you will first see my dance-tech.net account, and then you will soon find that I’m a hippie college student with canned heat in my heels.
My name is fairly uncommon so I don’t have the trouble that others have of coming up with a bunch of search results, on Google and other search engines, of strangers who share the same name. After searching my name using Google. Bing.com, and a few other search engines, I’m actually not sure if I would consider that to be trouble after all; it’s a tad unsettling to realize how quickly people can learn so much about me. Computer-mediated communication has become such a big part of our lives that the extent to which our identity is expressed and, in a sense, created through this medium can be taken for granted. Thinking about this also made me realize that, at least personally, a self-conscious approach to the use of the internet has almost become a second-nature of sorts. Using information from my social networking accounts and search results from Google and Bing I made an image to summarize my internet identity:
*This was the first picture that came up when I searched my name under images on Google
Photo Credit: Natalie Fiol
Poor Editing: moi
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