Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cybergenic Omissions

Being photogenic is solely about physical appearance and how it is captured by the camera.

Being telegenic relies on how the video camera records our unique combination of alluring face, attractive voice, and confident body movements.

Being cybergenic results from self-mythologizing through selective ommission. Many of us have filled in dozens of online profiles like autobiographical MadLibs, and it is inevitable that we start to develop a simplified narrative of our lives. We prune the unsightly twigs until our online persona is a topiary sculpture of our own self-image.



(Artist Alexandre Oudin's Facebook profile. Image via TechCrunch)

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