Auto-Summary from: Silverman (2015) Pics or it didn’t happen’

by Beauchamp Art

The documentary lifestyle of social media raises concerns about how we commoditise ourselves and how we put ourselves up for public display and judgment. That does not mean that fun cannot be had or that this kind of documentation cannot coexist with an authentic life. It is just that the question of what is authentic shifts, sometimes uncomfortably, and not just through what Facebook calls “frictionless sharing” – disclosing everything, always, completely. Instead, it is that our documentation and social broadcasts become the most important thing, an ulterior act that threatens to become the main event.

Auto-Summary from: Silverman, Jacob (2015) ‘Pics or it didn’t happen’ – the mantra of the Instagram era. The Guardian [Online] Accessed 1.3.2015

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