02Jan 2019


  • Lecturer, Department of English, Bangladesh University of Professionals, Mirpur Cantonment, Road No 2, Section 12, Dhaka ? 1216, Bangladesh.
  • Independent Researcher, Department of English, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka ? 1342, Bangladesh.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of English, East West University,Plot A/2, Jahurul Islam City, Aftabnagar, Dhaka - 1212, Bangladesh.
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This paper is based on the assumption that a postmodern man without the Cartesian mind struggles to exist both in virtual and real world. Considering our dependency on ?data?, this paper will analyze how ?data? creates, constructs and manipulates our identity, artificial living and existence. Following the supposition that a person not ?logged? into technology and cyberspace merely exists or does not exist at all, this paper will analyze the modes how ?data? is becoming the single most component to survive in the virtual postmodern world. It also ventures through the concept of ?identity? and its cybernetic aspects considering the fact that ?data? creates and/or reforms identity. Our reliability on the process of data transmission through internet and integrated system components, devices and gadgets for multi-dimensional purposes is not only making gadgets an extension or prosthesis of ourselves but also it is replacing the functions of a skeptic mind ? hence we realize that ? ?Data is Power?. Finally, the paper will take an existential stance and - to log in or not to log in ? that will be the question.

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[Nusrat Zahan Chowdhury, Md. Rezaul Arefin and Mohammed Mizanur Rashid. (2019); I LOG IN, THEREFORE I AM AN INSIGHT ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF DATA TOWARDS IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION IN CYBERSPACE. Int. J. of Adv. Res. (1). 128-135] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Mohammed Mizanur Rashid
Senior Lecturer, Department of English, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/8305       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/8305

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