This work aims to understand how a subject can be sentimentally and intimately self-realized by having a relationship with other people through computer technologies. We will analyze the relations binding together the subjects when their “presence” and “interactions” are digitally mediated thanks to a phenomenological analysis. In the first part, we will highlight the differences of using digital devices instead of having face-to-face meetings, especially in virtual worlds. In the second part, we will focus on how other digital devices differently mediate the relation between the subjects, and so we will show how some technologies like teledildo provide elements close to the ones we find in a face-to-face meeting while other technologies like virtual realities do not.
|Title of host publication||The Realizations of the Self|
|Editors||Andrea Altobrando, Takuya Niikawa, Richard Stone|
|Publisher||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Sep 2018|