Avatars awaken second selves

A very nicely written story about ‘the avatar’ and not necessarily Second Life itself, though SL is prominently featured.It’s about the way we choose to represent our selves in these alternate planes, these ‘synthetic’ worlds and why. And the real benefits it can have. It’s really a very good article and a recommended read.

Avatars awaken second selves » PopMatters | News and Commentary | PopWire“An avatar is your embodiment in virtual worlds and virtual game spaces,” explained Matthew Falk, an Indiana University researcher of what he and others call “synthetic worlds.”


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