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What is Infosphere

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education, Art, and Museums
This term was coined by Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information and Director of the Digital Ethics Lab, at the University of Oxford. This neologism describes our lives online as a combination of adaptation in digital environments, between our being physically-analogically (based on carbon and offline) and the ubiquitous and digital there (based on silicon and online).
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Ubiquitous Self: From Self-Portrait to Selfie
Giorgio Cipolletta (University of Macerata, Italy)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 23
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1796-3.ch006
In 2013, the Oxford Dictionaries announced “selfie” as the word of the year. The dictionary defined it as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” Selfies are also a complex form of social interaction, an emerging aesthetics, thus having an irrevocable impact on self-portraiture. All visual culture revolves around the body and the body par excellence is the face. The 21st century portrait represents a kind of black mirror where we project ourselves into a kind of blindness. Mask and face are confused by an omnipresent multividuality in which the shield reveals itself and reveals other possible worlds. The face-mask melts in between Real and Virtual and the self becomes augmented.
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Pro-Active Digital Citizenship: Strategies for Educators
The environment that is populated by informational entities.
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