Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 113. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2019-06-26 16:48:48+00:00 From: Vika Zafrin
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.111: fake people James O'Sullivan asks, perhaps in jest: Are any "influencers" real people? My surprisingly serious answer is yes, which I mention here because university students are encouraged and practically trained by both commercial enterprises and their own institutions to be influencers: http://www.bu.edu/today/2019/student-brand-ambassadors/ However we feel about that, for those of us working in higher ed this is a reality of our local communities, and influencers (a word that makes me break out in hives) are very much not fake people. From that perspective, I would question Henry Schaffer's "maelstrom of deception" phrasing and dig deeper into the role and extent of individual agency in shaping an influencer. Humanities, indeed, -Vika -- Dr. Vika Zafrin Digital Scholarship Librarian Boston University +1 617.358.6370 | bu.edu/disc she/her/hers _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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