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Gene vs. Pixel

What is it about avatars that make them so addictive, and such a pleasure for us to shape, to consume products for, to create so that they are evocative and edgy and sexy and seductive and aesthetically appealing? As we mold our post-modern bodies with a guilty pleasure, embracing the contrasts of fantasy over reality [...]

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NMC Session: Creative Identity Play

Yesterday I presented my session about avatars and identity play in Second Life. It was more of a workshop than a presentation, and there were some wonderfully fascinating stories people shared about their avatars: why they created them and crafted them the way they did; what decisions they made about identity markers to include; how [...]

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My NMC Symposium on “Creativity in Second Life” Presentations Next Week

Next week the NMC is running an entire weeks symposium on “Creativity in Second Life” There are a number of strands: Machinima, Fashion, Sculpture and Modeling, Virtual Photography, and Teaching Environments, social / arts events, and lots of practical and interactive sessions. I am involved in three sessions, all at (sort of) Australian friendly times. [...]

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April Pinks

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Fashion and Identity

There’s a fabulous line early on in The Devil Wears Prada: “Fashion is not about utility. An accessory is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity.”  I’ve been thinking of analysing this film (along with the TV series “Desperate Housewives”) to add to some workI did in 2005 – “Discourses of Desire [...]

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Doll Face

“misplaced desires and identities fractured” “a comment on society – chasing beauty til we break” “How many people will die seeking beauty?”

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