“Video conferencing software keeps us at bay. Having fired up the app and
inserted name, meeting number and session password, we see ourselves, as
part of a portrait gallery of disappointing personas that constitutes the
Team, occasionally disrupted by partners who walk into the room, a passing
pet, needy kids and the inevitable courier ringing the doorbell. Within
seconds you are encapsulated by the performative self that is you. Am I
moving my head, adjusting myself to a more favourable position? Does this
angle flatter me? Do I look as though I’m paying attention?”

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