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CCCC SL

  1. 1. Avatars and Representation in Second Life TM <ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy </li></ul>
  2. 2. Avatars & Representation <ul><li>Randal Woodland, University of Michigan-Deaborn </li></ul><ul><li>Achirya Rezak, University of Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>JJ Jacobsen, Free-lance librarian </li></ul>
  3. 3. The scope of Second Life <ul><li>Residents </li></ul><ul><li>Time spent in SL </li></ul><ul><li>Space </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul>
  4. 4. Creating an Avatar <ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Body shape </li></ul><ul><li>Skin </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Hair </li></ul><ul><li>Species </li></ul>
  5. 5. Creating an Avatar <ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Body shape </li></ul><ul><li>Skin </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Hair </li></ul><ul><li>Species </li></ul>
  6. 6. Prof. Rudolfo Woodget <ul><li>Manager , UM-Dearborn SL Campus </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietor , The Bashful Peacock in Caledon Wellsian </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sir JJ Drinkwater <ul><li>Librarian of Caledon </li></ul><ul><li>Founder and Director , Alexandrine Free Library </li></ul><ul><li>Winner , 2007 Haiku Duel and 2008 Compliments Duel </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian about town </li></ul>
  8. 8. Miss Achariya Maktoum <ul><li>Gardener, Caledon Cay </li></ul><ul><li>SL Fashion blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-gendered, multi-species </li></ul>
  9. 9. Miss Achariya Maktoum <ul><li>Gardener, Caledon Cay </li></ul><ul><li>SL Fashion blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-gendered, multi-species </li></ul>
  10. 10. a Caledon Library
  11. 11. Over Caledon
  12. 12. Six Avatars in Search of a Methodology <ul><li>Representing Sexuality and Gender in Second Life </li></ul>
  13. 13. Building on previous work <ul><li>Queer people expressing Queer Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Queer people expressing Queer Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Queer people expessing non-Queer Identity </li></ul>
  14. 14. Identity as ethos <ul><li>Expressions of Queer Identity </li></ul>
  15. 15. Complicating issues <ul><li>Queer as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans? </li></ul><ul><li>Non-congruence of SL and RL genders </li></ul>
  16. 16. How to be gay in Second Life <ul><li>Join the club </li></ul><ul><li>Talk the talk </li></ul><ul><li>Wave the flag </li></ul><ul><li>Live in the ‘hood </li></ul><ul><li>Hang out at the bar/beach/sex club </li></ul><ul><li>Date men </li></ul><ul><li>Have sex with men </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Bashful Peacock <ul><li>“For Ladies and Gentlemen who prefer the company of Ladies and Gentlemen, respectively” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Yuletide at The Bashful

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