P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A: Who do you think you are? Selfie Culture and the Future of Personal Identity.
The 20th Century gave rise to a dominant narrative of the individual, undermining social cohesion and collective identity. As ties of place, religion and culture were re-imagined, re-purposed and loosened, it was individualism that became the focal point for our notions of self identity. With digital Selfie Culture all pervasive, that individual narrative seems alive and well, but our social identities and need for connection, still form a vital part of who we are. As people wrestle to integrate their digital and real world experiences and personas, in search of more coherent selves, are we at an inflection point, heading towards a new paradigm for personal identity?