Quote from *Becoming someone else*: “It didn’t take long for me to see people role playing everywhere. Maybe I was like the hammer who saw everything as a nail, but I looked at my friends who DJ’ed in Second Life and were moms in real life. I looked at hostesses, Coast Guard captains, gender swappers, event organizers, club owners and eventually, people presenting themselves as anyone other than the person they are in real life.”
iRez salon is an online magazine with over two dozen contributors, including me.
I want to point you to a two-part article I wrote, “Becoming Someone Else” which explores one of iRez’s favorite topics, Identity. The idea for the post was sparked by Ravanel’s post, “Avatars and Identity – An Introduction.”
Avatar identity in Second Life is somewhat different from other games. Many people want to be the same person they are in real life. Some assume they are the same as they are in real life and don’t recognize they’ve become very different. Other people, often gamers, have no trouble jumping right into a new identity. Regardless of what your preference is, you might find as I did, the choices you make create a path to becoming someone else.