Drawing on your explorations of self representation online through creative and social media practices create a self portrait in any media. From deliberate profile making on social media to the pages of content we post across sites that cross boundaries of the personal and professional we are rewriting the idea of a single self into one that is expanded and multiple. Dr Dana Boyd, a Senior Researcher at Microsoft, has a term for the control we exercise over these cyber self representations, she calls it ‘impression management’ – but what about all the stuff we post but don’t think about so carefully, or the stuff we posted years ago, the stuff we forget…what does that say about us?
If you’re looking for more inspiration take a look at this project Learning To Love You More by American Artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. This is an early exercise in online participatory art practice. The artists designed assignments which members of the general public were asked to respond too – the public was also invited to contribute assignments. Some are more self portraiture than others. Take a look, adapt an assignment or use them as inspiration for your own response to Project 5. Good luck!
Guidelines on how your work will be assessed:
- Your ability to address critically in practice and in reflective analysis the problematic nature of creative media practice and networked public sphere through investigations into matters of origination, voice, form and audience.
- Your ability to devise, design, write, select and produce works of creative media art using both fictional and non-fictional sources in the production of two creative media works exploring self and society.
- Your willingness to explore creative resources offered by technology in the context of online social media technologies.
- The willingness and creativity you demonstrate through the practice and development of creative and technical skills in cross media arts.