#stemfie: reconceptualising liveness in the era of social media

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Abstract

This article demonstrates ‘the stemfie’ to be an interesting current example of the enactment of liveness within media practices. The photo taken of oneself while (or just after) voting and consequently shared with others via online social networks, connects us to an event that is important to us as it unfolds, enacting the two core features of liveness: immediacy and affinity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-99
JournalTijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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