1. Exquisite Tweets from @nancybaym, @solobasssteve

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    And, as usual, the insights come down to Goffman #DataAnalysis

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  2. @nancybaym which Goffman? Irving? Which bit? I only know "Presentations Of Self..." #DataAnalysis

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  3. @solobasssteve Presentations of Self is what I have in mind - writing about issues underlying what musos keep present & absent online.

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  4. @nancybaym Goffman comes to mind about 3 times a week when I'm thinking through this stuff. You saying that makes me feel clever :)

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  5. @solobasssteve We should talk about that more. Also you don't need me to make you feel clever.

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  6. @nancybaym linking personhood/self with creativity, I'm reminded of Keirkegaard's The Sickness Unto Death - the first paragraph...

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    @nancybaym bit.ly/qQMu7O - basically, humanness is flux, it's only realised in relationship. Each express as a presentation of self..

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    @nancybaym which is pretty much like the creative path - it's not a state. You are (a) creative because you ARE creative. it's flux.

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    @nancybaym and our creativity (at it's most integrated) is an expression of who we are. But who we are is multifaceted (goffman)...

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    @nancybaym so the prior world of the artist was that of the mediated self. The press/industry defined who we were. Personhood was hijacked

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    @nancybaym ...but, like some kind of abuse scenario, being mediated becomes the norm, so regaining the means to an expressed self is scary

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    @nancybaym especially when the purpose of the mediated self was fame, to make someone else money. Utterly broken/dis-integrated.

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  7. @solobasssteve Indeed. What you are talking about is whole other dimension. Once power of self creation is in your hands you have to (cont.)

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    @solobasssteve make ongoing decisions about which self you're performing and are caught in web of intermeshed identities via a vis others.

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  8. @nancybaym indeed, which is when the issue of a constructed self becomes problematic in a Mrs Doubtfire kind of way :)

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  9. @solobasssteve And that's what I've spent the day staring at interview excerpts trying to untangle.

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