Just read a book chapter written by Foucault (1998) on the subject of new spaces. He describes the way that looking in a mirror creates an image of the self in a place the self is not, but the means for the creation of the image – the mirror – is real. He describes “heterotopias”, new spaces that, like the mirror, create new imagined spaces; or perhaps they in fact create new planes of spaces.
In any case the article may be worth going back and reviewing. It may be possible to apply the term heterotopia to the Internet and to blogs; spaces which aren’t the real person but are perhaps an even more systemised version of the real person.
Foucault, M. (1998). Different Spaces. Aesthetics, method, and epistemology. P. Rabinow. New York, The New Press.
Accessed from Curtin University e-reserve April 3, 2008.