…the anxious state that comes with the awareness that one can be viewed. …the subject loses some sense of autonomy upon realizing that he or she is a visible object. …the mirror stage, in which a child encountering a mirror realizes that he or she has an external appearance. …this gaze effect can similarly be produced by any conceivable object such as a chair or a television screen. This is not to say that the object behaves optically as a mirror; instead it means that the awareness of any object can induce an awareness of also being an object.