Mare nostrum, mare alienun:
identity, epistemology and the Flusserian imagination of flows
The topic of identity and its developments in digital culture have emerged in a relatively marginal way in Brazilian communication studies. This article intends to explore certain aspects of Vilém Flusser’s thought regarding identity and otherness in contemporary times. Simultaneously, it proposes to perform a reading of the imaginary of flows and of the liquidity that, as we believe, crosses part of Flusser’s work and finds maximum expression in Vampyroteuthis Infernalis. In Flusser’s philosophy of fiction, an ethics of relation with otherness is elaborated, which is based on the imaginative act of assuming points of view and identifying with the other. Such ethics finds resonance in recent proposals in the fields of cultural theory and philosophy.