The first of Ego-Media’s September 2015 public roundtable panels saw three fascinating papers on the theme of online identity from members of the project’s international network, encompassing online activism, networked gaming and the fate of humanities scholarship in the digital era.
‘Social Media as/and Witness: The Case of Black Lives Matter’
Leigh Gilmore (English Department and Pembroke Centre for Research on Women, Brown University)
‘Life Writing versus Automedia: The Sims 3 as Life Lab’
Julie Rak (Professor and Associate Chair (Graduate Studies), Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta)
‘The Possibly Posthuman Humanities Scholar’
Sidonie Smith (Mary Fair Croushore Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan)
Tags: activism, automedia, black lives matter, posthumanities, research, social media, video, videogames, witness