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Posts tagged ‘skin flipping’


Opinion: The Digital Skin

Lessah’s tweet question about gender for her current release of DDO Cocktail Hour got me thinking about “flipping my skin” – a term she borrowed from me.  I can’t take all the credit on that, I first heard the phrase from my computer science professor in a class called “State of Play: Digital Culture and Virtual Worlds.” This course is focused on virtual worlds and tries to answer the question:  “How do virtual worlds reshape society and create a culture by bringing the internet to the forefront of people’s lives?”

This week’s Yak cast also mentioned a documentary film called Second Skin, which delves into the lives of three individual gamers and how their lives have been transformed by the virtual worlds that they live in; which is a film I watched myself last year. (I highly recommend it!)