The inhuman face

From my lead review of philosopher @marion___zilio‘s glorious new book Faceworld, in today’s Weekend Australian Review:

“Zilio wonders if the ‘return’ of the mask – as symbolised by the filtered, edited selfie – heralds a deepening unease borne of ‘the proliferation and exponential diffusion of faces since the invention of photography.’ And then there is this: masks liberate their wearers, creating a space in which judgment is suspended. In the place of self-knowledge, the mask issues a command for self-completion. We may start with a selfie, she writes, and create ourselves from there.” ?

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