This post about Falling Between Worlds has been long in the making. I have been doing a full write-up of my thought processes and the connections and influences and it is about 6,500 words. Way too long for a blog post! It is a simple storyline on the surface, but it very definitely takes place […]
Gender swapping – comfortable in your virtual body?
I write a post about gender fairly regularly1 and as there’s some interesting new research around, I thought I’d return to the subject. But first a bit of background. When I first came into Second Life, gender crossing and deception was a hot issue. I remember reading the provocatively titled Is Your Second Life Woman […]
What does Age mean in Virtual Worlds? (Part 2)
In cyberculture no one is middle-aged, which means that no one can be young either. I’m returning to this quote1 from 1999 to discuss life, age, and ageing, to follow on from ageing and death in the previous post. On the surface, this statement appears to remain true in Second Life; there are few avatars […]