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The Scene of the Self

O'Kane, Paul (2013) The Scene of the Self. In: This ‘Me’ of Mine: Self, Time & Context in the Digital Age. Xlibris, pp. 12-19. ISBN 9781483670065

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: O'Kane, Paul


In what follows several scenes are interleaved.
While waiting with my laptop in a dentist’s reception for the return of my partner I recall the scene of the morning, waking etc.
I also consider the task of writing an essay for This ‘Me’ of Mine.
I begin to note and list details of my environment. These appear as regular – indented – updates.
One scene therefore provides perspectives upon the current limits of my perceptions (yet always also within the confines of that one scene – the dentist’s waiting room.)
Another scene is the scene of the writing itself at and on the laptop screen.
Another is the cultural, political and historical context within which I am writing and thinking.
References to certain artists and artworks (providing further scenes) are used to illustrate or confirm points.
Yet another is the internalised, reflective scene that occurs in addition to and within all other scenes. This is the scene that the self provides for itself and to itself.“

Official Website: https://thismeofmine.wordpress.com/
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Xlibris
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 25 October 2013
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 17:37
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 14:28
Item ID: 10580
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/10580

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