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,
Journal Computers and Composition
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