This article explores the dynamic bodies of information taken through surveillance, or what I call our “digital alter egos” as superheroes/villains. It highlights our digital alter ego's flair for institutional intertextuality and provides a framework for understanding our digital data. While the superhero may not be the first thing someone thinks about when talking about surveillance and information, the “digital alter ego” provides a memorable heuristic to understand contemporary surveillance practices.

Additional Metadata
Keywords Data bodies, Digitial bodies, Identity, Myth, Superheroes, comics, Surveillance
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compcom.2020.102543, hdl.handle.net/1765/124794
Journal Computers and Composition
Citation
Young, S. (Sarah). (2020). Your Digital Alter Ego - The Superhero/Villain You (Never) Wanted Transcending Space and Time?. Computers and Composition, 55. doi:10.1016/j.compcom.2020.102543