World and Mind

July 11, 2007

What is Facebook *really* for?

Filed under: Cognitive Science,How will we live? — by theuth @ 10:48 am

I’ve started mucking about with facebook. I’m calling this research perhaps because it makes my uneasy to think I am doing this for fun, although plainly there is some of this to be had …

So what’s the research angle? I’m interested in trying to understand how technologies like this help reconstruct subjectivity.

Don’t get me wrong here. I don’t think that technology determines subjectivity in the strong sense but I do think it opens up and closes of spaces of possibility.

I’ll let you know the fruits of this “research” over the coming weeks.

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