A Better, Digital You.
Ever made an avatar–a digital version of yourself–for a website or video game?
I can’t deny that my siblings and I have had our fun creating models of each other.
And then adding 400 pounds.
And obnoxious big hair.
And giant noses.
And maybe some moles here and there.
We like to help each other project the best versions of ourselves. :)
But a lot of people, as it turns out, go the opposite direction. They create avatars who embody strengths that their real selves lack (who knew you could use this power for good?).
Want to take an interesting look at how humans would wish to be seen if they could control their appearance? Check out Alter Ego, a book by photographer Robbie Cooper that pairs pictures of real people next to the Avatars they chose to represent themselves.
And while you’re doing that, let me wish you well. Enjoy the video games, my friends.
But maybe spend less time gaming and more time BEING the kind of person someone else (someone hopefully under the age of 12) might want to be in a game.