“In Second Life you can choose to be a refrigerator if you want, and that has really momentous implications for embodiment,” explains researcher [and UCI Anthropology Professor] Tom Boellstorff, who together with his colleague Donna Davis conducted a 3-year study entitled “Virtual Worlds, Disability and New Cultures of the Embodied Self” with funding from the National Science Foundation.

For the full story, please visit https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/06/11/exploring-digital-identity-through-avatars/.

 

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