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4:3:ME

Far from noteworthy in light of today's perpetually public and shared lives, the implications of a televised birth were theoretically thick four decades prior. 4:3:ME is an encyclopedia of one such event, expanding far and wide on both the contributing forces and subsequent reverberations of the 1976 network broadcast of the moment I was born.

Drawing on the social commentary of media theorists from Marshall McLuhan to Greil Marcus and Jean Baudrillard positioned adjacent to an archive of auto-biographical texts and artifacts, 4:3:ME draws metaphorical connections between the physical phenomenon of being born on television and growing up in the generation that was psychologically raised by the medium. The book's divisions, "MOTHER", "CAMERA", "ME", and "AUDIENCE" concentrically organize content from the event's intimate biographical affect outward toward a broader deconstruction of a mass-media driven society.  

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