Jacquelyn Ford Morie: “Identity: Performing the Self in the Digital Domain”

March 14, 2008 | Orlando, FL

Speaker: Jacquelyn Ford Morie
Host: 2008 Interactive Performance Conference

This workshop will introduce participants to the many types of roles that people play within digital arenas such as social networks and online virtual worlds. Erving Goffman, noted sociologist, maintained that we play many roles in our everyday lives and that our identity is constantly being redefined by both the situation and the other people with whom we interact. With the coming of the digital age, the possibilities for such performances of self have exploded. We now have more opportunities to explore aspects of our personalities that we might be reluctant to expose in real life situations. Participants will discuss these topics, create online characters, and experiment with role playing in the digital domain.