Facing the Interface

Dominic Pettman

in Love and Other Technologies

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780823226689
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235407 | DOI:
Facing the Interface

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Exhibited in this chapter is the alteration of “interfaciality” in contrast to “faciality,” which is the confined depiction of the face as the mask of singular soul. The epiphany of the face evokes that the encounter of a face other than one's own requires an individual to respect the other and vice versa, regardless of differences in orientation, social and economic class, education, and the like. Not only are humans capable of seeing others in person but they can also look at imagined or virtually present objects as if they really exist in the kind of world dictated to us by society and tradition. New technologies like digital avatars, mechanical explorations, films, and approaches, among others, are substantiated to analyze the interconnections between information technology and romantic feelings.

Keywords: interfaciality; faciality; epiphany of the face; face; society; tradition; technologies; romantic feelings

Chapter.  9143 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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