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Finding the edge: online persona creation in fringe art forms
thesisposted on 2014-08-01, 00:00 authored by K Barbour
This study investigates the experience of persona creation by eight artists working in fringe art forms. The research demonstrates that for these artists, the online persona can operate in three registers of performance—professional, personal, and intimate—and in creating their personas, participants draw on socio-cultural discourses of artistness.