I, Avatar - The Culture and Consequences of Having a Second Life

Artikelnummer: 9103B2466
Aantal: 1

Auteur: Meadows, Mark Stephen, uitgever: Pearson Education (Us)
Paperback, druk 2008 | Engels | 144 pagina's | 9780321533395

Tweedehands: Goed
In goede, nette staat, 2 (van de 144) pagina's hebben wat onderstrepingen met pen of marker. Stevig verpakt en bezorgd door PostNL.


Beschrijving
This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version.What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator"s inner self, or is it just one among millions of anonymous vehicles clogging the online freeways? Can we use our avatars to really connect with people, or do they just isolate us? And as we become more like our avatars do they become more like us?

In I, Avata r, Mark Stephen Meadows answers some of these questions, but more importantly, he raises hundreds of others in his exploration of avatars and the fascinating possibilities they hold. His examination of avatars through the lenses of sociology, psychology, politics, history, and art, he will change the way you look at even a simple online profile and revolutionize the idea of avatars as part of our lives, whether first or second.

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