With more and more of our lives being lived online, the way we represent ourselves in digital spaces is becoming more complex. While many of us have been using avatars and connecting with online representation for years, the looming metaverses of the future raises an array of important questions.
Is it okay to wander around as an idealised version of yourself online or should you portray yourself more realistically? What are the ethical implications of using an avatar that portrays someone of a different race or gender?
There’s a lot to consider as we increase our entry into 3D spaces in a more encompassing way. And this week the Queens are here to navigate it with you.
- Which skin color emoji should you use? The answer can be more complex than you think [NPR]
- Realistic Motion Avatars are the Future for Social Interaction in Virtual Reality [Frontiers]
- How I Created an Animated Virtual Band! [Big Sand]
- And here’s Big Sand’s latest music video: