In Brief

Remove all computers, phones, relationships and obligations, can you face yourself?

In today’s age, our lives might be better described as a series of networked relationships – work, family, etc. –  in each network the performance is defined and so is our perception of ourselves as well. This premise might fail under some readings as actor-network theory with each object associated in these performances performing in this network as much as the humans. So, the mobile phone, the iPad and all technologies form both a mediation between us, but increasingly we have this relationship with an object that makes us act in a certain way; it’s is an actor as much as we are. (See the pervasiveness of text messaging over phone calls.)

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