By Vincent Miller
- Christian Fuchs, college of Westminster, writer of Social Media: A serious Introduction
By investigating 3 concerns that have captured the general public mind's eye as 'problems' rising without delay from the modern use of communications expertise (anti-social behaviour, privateness and unfastened speech online), Vincent Miller explores how the electronic revolution is demanding our suggestion of 'self' and 'presence'. via a serious and philosophical exam of every of those instances, he argues that they have got at their root a similar phenomena: ‘a problem of presence’.
Focussing at the inspiration of presence, and the demanding situations that our altering presence poses to our ethics, privateness and public discourse, Miller illustrates how ubiquitous verbal exchange applied sciences have created a disjuncture among how we expect we exist on this planet and the way we really do exist via our use of such devices.
The resolution, he claims, isn't to concentration completely on ‘content’ and its rules up to it truly is to envision, comprehend and face up to the alienating features of the media itself, equivalent to the technological ordering, metaphysical abstraction and mediation which more and more outline our social encounters and presences. He suggests that such resistance consists of numerous bold revisions in our moral, criminal and technological regimes.