Extimité ou le désir de s’exposer

Fall 2006

[In French] Reality TV, personal webcam sites, and the more recent phenomenon of blogs are all platforms where individuals stage certain aspects of their intimacy. This issue deals with the theme of “extimité” from two distinct perspectives: on the one hand according to Serge Tisseron’s definition, that is to say as an intimacy that has been exteriorized and displayed with more or less reserve; on the other hand, on focusing instead on the showing of the self in the varying contexts of the self’s staging.

Winner 2007 Magazine category, Grafika competition






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