Friday, February 18, 2011

Second Life Performance

My proposal for a Second Life performance is to have our self-portrait avatars as cross dressers. This would slightly poke fun at the idea of people using Second Life to be someone they aren't because we would obiously be crossdressing while the avatars usually hide who you really are. This performance could include flirting with people and/or having objects that add to the costume.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SL Self Portrait

For this project I took three photographs and photoshoped them into a template for face tattoos in Second Life. The hair style gave me the most problems. The provided hair was difficult to style into my hair style at the time, however I usually have longer hair so I was able to edit the hair to more closely resemble how I usually look.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Art & the Avatar

1) Kris Shomaker says that her extrememly altered avatar is to help her accept her physical self. This just seems completely contradictory. Does she mean that she's trying to accept that there is nothing she can do to make herself more attractive so she has a second life to make up for it? 

2) Are avatars becoming a new form of self portraits? If so, Are the avatars that don't look like the real person still self portraits?