Online Identity

January 15, 2010 | | Leave a Comment

One-day on-line workshop

Wednesday 20 January 2010

0930 – 1530
In Elluminate

Aims

  • to explore the nature of identity and then its subcategory of digital identity
  • to consider the concept of identity projects and how these might be enacted – in part – online or digitally
  • to examine our own online identity practices and activities
  • to set the concept of online identity in a contemporary context in which there are multiple uses of the term identity circulating in a number of public discourses
  • to present the notion of hybridity through key texts in (digital/online) identity studies, Bayne’s (2004) Mere Jelly, Bhabha’s (2004) Location of Culture, Haraway’s (1985) Cyborg Manifesto

Learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • articulate their own understanding of the nature of human identity and how this is worked out in online/digital environments
  • explain their own online practices in terms of identity projects
  • explain steps that can be taken to better manage their online identity practice
  • build on the concept of multiple hybrid identities in order to more effectively represent themselves to different audiences in different spheres.

The Programme


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