SCREENMANCER GENDER THEORY: Okay so, Screenmancer is all about Digerati for Digerati, thus here we will present an argument for the rise of gender fluidity and why this is important in the Digital Age via Finding Dory, the Disney movie that is currently blowing away box office records for biggest June opening ever.
We can thank Ellen DeGeneres for coming out with this hit, and coming out, you know, in other ways too. (Smiley face.) There’s a running theme in here, fluidity, fish, finding ourselves, plus it all works out. Now, free your mind, forget everything you know in the offline world, jump into this digital ocean.
Remember a time when all the nurseries were pink and blue awaiting You Know Who? Before the Digital Age, just about everything was set in stone, literally, offline brick-and-mortar even. Then came the commerce wave in 1999 that blew every business up the tornado of digital innovations? Well, now we are mostly up in The Cloud we know and love today. Along the way, real offline people lost their “given” and “surnames,” came up with crazy usernames and thereby became digital presences.
But what else happened with this transition behind the screens? You guessed it, gender became either unrelated or irrelevant to the User (note that is a gender neutral noun). Carl Jung, yes, that Jung, defined a process known as individuation. In “Jungian psychology, individuation is the process of transforming one’s psyche by bringing the personal and collective unconscious into conscious,” according to mindstructures.com.
In other words, our transition into Digerati consciousness may necessitate deep personalization not just in the hardware and software, but for users to define themselves as well. Something to think about. We fine tune ourselves as users as we fine tune our consciousness as digerati. You can tune a piano, but you can also tuna fish… okay, we tried. Now for the sexy stats, they are courtesy of Graphiq, which rocks in the visual search presentation department.
Go Find Your Inner Dory, that’s the moral of this story.
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