Digital dilettante and the creation of romance
Centre for Cultural Research and Development, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Centre for Inter-Asian Research, Ahmedabad University, India
Digital Intimacy: Young Women and Social Transformation in Asia
Online Session via Zoom
Nimmi rangaswamy explores myriad experiments with creative expressions of the constructing the self in the digital sphere summarizing a 12-year research journey with young adults and social media. Discussions of anonymity and pseudonymity, of intimacy, desire, connection, and attention will draw examples from the marginalized sections of youth in India. Romance emerges as the social theme underlying the power of digital media to overcome social constraint overlaying the thirst to connect, friend and chat going beyond Goffmanesque social performativity and towards defining potential social transgressions. Romance is the medium channeling and staging fantasies, aspirations and play to explore potential possibilities of social mobility.
Rangaswamy, N. (2022, May 12). Digital dilettante and the creation of romance [Video podcast]. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/952