• Identity within the SecondLife is a huge customization
• Creating and customization within your Avatar is a life long
commitment as you keep playing in the game
Changing things like our sex, occupation, race, income in the real
world versus the real world is much more difficult than it seems.
As humans we have a certain control over OUR identity but we have
no control over how our identity is experience by others.
Identity can be defined as:
• It is different from PERSONALITY.
• Sharing an identity suggests that there is some “ACTIVE
ENGAGEMENT” on our part. Ex – an extrovert is a kind of
personality so to speak in that respect
• Identity involves the internal and the subjective, and the
external. It is a socially recognized position, recognized by
others, not just by you.
• We declare our personality thru symbols and the mechanisms
that they create.
Person in latin refers to “mask”
Sanskrit meaning of “Avatar” ~
• ava means downtarati means he crosses
• tarati means he crosses
**Social conventions such as living in a house, sitting down, driving a
Reflection on personal identity in Real Life
Who are you – write down the follow