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    We have been defining ourselves in relation to portraiture since man existed, in the form of wall paintings, to portraits and now the profile. Do people think the growing abundance of profiles on the numerous different social media websites etc diminish our own sense of identity? Can we even have an identity when we have multiple identities?

    • I think this interesting. I wish you can elaborate more on the idea. Is this strictly social media? you can even expand this topic to eastern-western difference in profile creation. – Jill 9 years ago
    • Something interesting I learned while studying sociology is the idea that identities are performative - identities are constructed based on how we want others to perceive us. "The Looking Glass Self" would be an interesting concept to research for this, and could be related to how we construct our profiles on different social media websites (someone's Facebook profile is probably going to be vastly different from their Tumblr profile, for example, based on the different cultures of those sites and how they want to fit within them). – Grace 9 years ago

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    i loved reading the small red book on fantastic beasts and where to find them, i was particularly drawn to the nundu as i thought it was so badass. I would love to see a film on this topic, however, I also have my reservations of whether the film will deliver. I was not particularly impressed with the last few movies, but maybe thats why I should just stick to the books, then again, there is no real plot line to the book so this film may work out better then the last few potter movies.

    Fantastic Beasts and How to Film Them

    Hi, while I definitely see a close resemblance to our real and virtual selves, I see a gap because our virtual selves are structured on monocultural level. We can express our individuality but then it is still based on a structure that has been put in place by someone else or a company. Our ‘real’ selves are also in a sense structured by outer influences in society, I guess it becomes more apparent or visible when observing our virtual selves. Maybe our attitudes to both don’t diverge necessarily , we can just observe our virtual selves more clearly.

    Social Media Profiles: A Faithful Reminder of Who We Are, and Who We Can't Be

    I loved reading this, while i am not familiar with the films I have already added them to my list for the next week.

    Three Foreign Films For Novices

    great article!

    Working with The Shadow: A Writer's Guide

    excellent article, it really distills a lot of ideas i couldn’t quite form, and Jon Cage is superb. He changed the way i hear the world.

    The Popular Music Dilemma: What John Cage Can Teach Us about Listening

    Interesting article, I look forward to watching It Follows tonight. I was reading an essay in Stephen Princes book titled the Horror film, he suggest one motive for the glorification of virginity in Horror is as a means to assert traditional values in a society that has slowly been changing to a more proggressive view of sex. For him gender and the push for gender equality in the states at least, has left some directors to feel the need to assert their traditional views of sex, and women.

    It Follows and The Power of Sex