So you actually care what a hyperidentity is? 😛
Well *deep breath* hyperidentity is a term created by Miroslaw Filiciak a Croatian Ph.D student (presumably he’s now a Doctor as the book I was reading containing his essay is a few years old now).
Basically it’s an extension of another concept, hyper-reality, which was concieved by the postmodern media theorist Jean Baudrillard (who pops up quite a bit when it comes to weird sounding theories and philosophies).
Hyper-reality basically means that it is no longer possible, in a media-saturated world, to distinguish between what is real and what is not. Hyper-reality, therefore, is a situation in which nothing and everything is ‘real’; it is a situation in which we have lost the ability to distinguish reality and fiction.
Think of The Matrix, the idea of you think you’re in the real world but you’re not actually and after a while you lose track of what’s real and what’s not.

Hyperidentity is a bit like this but more personal. You lose track of what your real identity is and what your ‘other’ identity is, i.e. in this case, your game identity. You play MMORPGs for so long that you ‘become’ your game identity, which in some people’s case can be hugely different from their ‘regular’ identity.

Now, throw in a hint of Castells (yet another postmodern theorist) who believes that we live in a network society, and when you throw in MMORPGs, that our identity is defined by our relation to the internet instead of the family, the clan, the tribe or nation which is a mahoosive (to use a very technical term :P) shift from where we used to be as a society.

And just to round off the recipe, I’m throwing in some Jung and a look at the idea of persona and how it affects us all.

So there you go. You asked, you got!

It is now available as a PDF File
Any questions, just give me an email or leave me a comment below. Contact details on the About page. 🙂

2,648 thoughts on “Undergrad Dissertation

  1. Pingback: Burst Pipes

  2. Pingback: Trigona Wordpress CMS bloggen

  3. Pingback: receitas low carb

  4. Pingback: Universal Life Insurance

  5. Pingback: شركة نقل عفش الفروانية

  6. Pingback: 안전놀이터

  7. Pingback: vyruchka ot realizacii vybyvshego imushhestva

  8. Pingback: fondy osnovnye materialnye osnovnye sredstva

  9. Pingback: text: best marijuana detox ever 2017

  10. Pingback: top rated vibrators

  11. Pingback: Goedkoop Taxi

  12. Pingback: Lucrezio De Rerum Natura libro V

  13. Pingback: doc johnson dildo

  14. Pingback: online business

  15. Pingback: здесь

  16. Pingback: online virtual service

  17. Pingback: Affiliate Marketing Platform

  18. Pingback: e shops

  19. Pingback: virtual visacard and virtual Mastercard

  20. Pingback: long dildo

  21. Pingback: چت روم سکسی

  22. Pingback: yogurt pos

  23. Pingback: kona coffee

  24. Pingback: kona coffee

  25. Pingback: kona coffee

  26. Pingback: kona coffee

  27. Pingback: Investor Saham Indonesia

  28. Pingback: Saham Reksadana Indonesia

  29. Pingback: 먹튀그램

  30. Pingback: curso design grafico online

  31. Pingback: thanks for

  32. Pingback: cuckold porn

  33. Pingback: engineering staff augmentation services

  34. Pingback: fbv cursos online gratis

  35. Pingback: تعمیر یخساز ساید بای ساید سامسونگ

  36. Pingback: DUI Lawyer Greenville, SC

  37. Pingback: GreenGoogle

  38. Pingback: قیمت برد یخچال جنرال الکتریک

  39. Pingback: divorce attorney miami free consultation

  40. Pingback: Sns nails scottsdale

  41. Pingback: male masturbation toys

  42. Pingback: sex toy review

  43. Pingback: کارشناسی خودرو

  44. Pingback: fretboard

  45. Pingback: Third Party Manufacturing In Gujarat

  46. Pingback: بررسی رنگ شدگی خودرو

  47. Pingback: best nigerian music websites

  48. Pingback: خرید apple id

  49. Pingback: تعمیر فریجیدر

  50. Pingback: Penis pumps

Leave a Reply