being true to life

Since academics have started to deal with “life online” there is the topos of “On the Internet nobody knows that you are a dog,” meaning that when interacting online it is supposedly perfectly easy to adopt identities completely different from your offline ones. If that would be true, “↑Second Life“ (SL) would be populated with fantasy characters looking like everything, but not like the human beings controlling them. Interestingly enough there is a trend pointing into another direction. Quite a lot of people try to get their avatars looking similar to their physical self, to give them their own faces. … Continue reading