cybertypes

Blog#8: New Identities, cont. - Cybertypes

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Last week we read one article by Lisa Nakamura "Race In/For Cyberspace: Identity Tourism and Racial Passing on the Internet". This week in Cybertypes Nakamura elaborates on the term 'identity tourism' in more detail -- the pleasure that we can have another gender, race, or identity. The earlier articles we read so far give me the feeling that the Internet is nirvana -- no birth, no age, no illness, no death, no gender, and no race. You can be whoever you want in cyberspace. You can create your own digital identity which may be totally different from your real identity.

Cybertypes

Cybertypes
By
Lisa Nakamura
Chapter 1-3

Factor
• Lack of access: found along race, class, gender
• Digital

Ways that identities are transforming in cyberspace
• Tool of communication
• Daily vocabulary: "cybersex, online, file compression, hypertext link, download
• Lev Monovich: two layers to new media: content, computer layer (interface)
• Old medium: writing

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