Monday, December 1, 2008

People at work (part seven)

Noam Sprocket, Sumomo Kawashima

Achariya cautiously glances around.

I believe that with this post (post seven of People at Work), I am momentarily done with this series. It'll become a weekly thing, but I've photoed almost everyone I'd chatted with about it (with the exception of Severina Dollinger and Marni Grut and Natsuo Parvane! We just never intersect with our timezones, sigh), and I'm going to take a rest until Saturday when I return from this next conference.

I really enjoyed the whole series, and I'm still completely boggled by the range of styles, sizes, tastes and variations that avatars have in Second Life. What does it say about us? Perhaps that humans are so incredibly complex that something like the precise shade of a cheek, cut of an avatar's hair, or length of a prim lash is metonymy for a whole personality? I end with these words from William Carlos Williams:

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

Siddean Munroe, Katy Angel

DoC Eldrich, Eshi Otawara

CodeBastard Redgrave, Gabby Panacek

Azazeal Whitfield
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