LRO 323: “The Distant Proximity of a Close-up”


When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender
This I could not do

(Leonard Cohen, The Partisan)

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LRO 323
15th December 2021


The Distant Proximity of a Close-up
Camila Gonzatto | Berlin, Germany

My first online session was indeed an analytic experience. Even though I consider myself very literate in all kinds of media, I was somehow skeptical about a virtual psychoanalytical session. I’ve been using technology since I was a young child, thanks to my mother, who studied Computer Science in the 1970s. Computer as a communication device entered my life in the early 1990s when I was still a teenager and used mIRC to chat with people from other places. Living far from home since an early age, when Skype – and then smartphones – began to offer the possibility of video calls, I quickly adopted them. And then came Zoom. And then came the pandemic…. [Read full article]

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