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What is the relationship between virtual experiences and real experiences? Howdoes all of this impact our sense of self?Consider how terms and concepts found in Watters’ text can be used as a lens toframe an argument about Turkle's text and vice versa.Use the author’s examples to informYOURanalysis. Expand your ideas based on closereading of the texts.You should aim to haveat least1-­‐2 text quotes (w/analysis!) in EVERY body paragraphofyour essay and make sure that you stay engaged withBOTHauthors. UseYOURthesis tomoderate a panel discussion featuring the authors.-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐Paper 3Readings:“Son” by Andrew Solomon (pg. 368-­‐390)Selections from“Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less fromEach Other” by Sherry Turkle (pg. 457-­‐483)“The Mega-­‐Marketing of Depression” by Ethan Watters (pg. 512-­‐532)Question:In “Son,” Andrew Solomon develops a narrative that explores how cultural normsand attitudes towards children with exceptional identities have changed over time. Solomon,who struggled to find acceptance of his own sexuality while growing up, particularlyhighlights how the categorization of being gay shifted from criminal to medical, thenultimately to an identity over the course of his own lifetime. Contemplating how all of this mayhave happened, he goes on to describe how various cultural phenomena, such as the Internet,have enabled individuals to freely develop and articulate what Solomon describes ashorizontalpersonalities. Elaborating on these ideas, Solomon says, “As the line between illnessand identity is challenged, the strength of these online supports is a vital setting for theemergence of true selves” (Solomon 385).Considering Solomon’s ideas, along with Turkle’s thoughts on sociable technologies andWatters’ study of the shifting attitudes towards depression in Japan, respond to the followingprompt:How can virtual environments enhance our experience of self?While you are not obligated to respond to the following questions, they may assist youin thinking about your response to the prompt:How has the development of social media affected the development of ourhorizontalidentity?How can virtual environments engage multiple senses of self?
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