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August 02, 2006

Online gallery of gamers and their avatars

photo of gamer and his avatar

As far back as the New Yorker's famous "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" cartoon, we've been fascinated by the differences between who we are in real life and who we are on-line (MIT's Sherry Turkle has made a brilliant career out of examining those differences).

A German website has added to this area of interest with a fascinating photo gallery of online gamers and their avatars. Amazing to see how we choose to present ourselves when we can look like anything. (Click on the "zuruck" and "weiter" links in the upper right to advance through the gallery).

Thanks to both we-make-money-not-art and Iain Tait for pointing me at this.


Posted by Chris Spurgeon at August 2, 2006 05:13 AM