MAS.962 Week 8 04.07.98

The Virtual Society: Identity, Interaction and Interface Design
Virtual Self-portraits

Reading assignment:

The first two readings (Csikszentmihaly and Davis) are available in the usual bin. They are required readings; the 3 online papers are supplemental readings you may find useful. This week we will be looking at the phenomenon of self-portraits on the Web. Instead of the usual critique, I'd like you to write a short essay about the way identity is constructed in homepages using either Csikszentmihaly or Davis (or both) as a theoretical basis. Spend some time looking at various homepages (not just university ones) and use them as examples in your essay.