This video was made in response to a great article at Cyborgology blog, about the collision between our online and offline selves.
The author, DA Banks, was himself responding to a rather snooty piece in the New York Times by Sherry Turkle (great name), harking back to a time before our lives were taken over by technology and ‘virtual reality’.
As you can see in the comments I agree with DA Banks. I actually found his piece very moving, as it really resonated with my recent experience of having been ‘outed’. My online identity was ‘unmasked’ by some people who don’t like me, to reveal my ‘true’ real-life name and identity. But which one is more real? And are they even two separate entities?
These are questions I have been asking myself in the last two months since my outing. I don’t have all the answers. Or even any. But I like the questions.
@DA_Banks and friends can be found on twitter.
@jsantley made the downfall spoof video