Online gamers unmasked

Rolf Coppens
June 20th 2006

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Photojournalist Robbie Cooper captured images of gamers and their real-life selves. Here are their stories.

Bae plays a man because she thinks that male avatars have more charisma, she wants to "project strength", and all the "masters" in the game have male avatars. She says if she had to play the game alone she wouldn't bother. Initially, she was attracted to it because she thought it looked beautiful, but the social element has become part of her life. Her guild meets up regularly.

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peter
Posted 22/04/2006 – 16:53

Yeah I also want to see/read more!
Very nice blog btw.

nextnature
Posted 06/03/2006 – 02:39

Great pictures indeed! Is there a link to a website or did you not find it online?

rolf
Posted 05/03/2006 – 20:50

I think this is pretty interesting.. The notion of the real and virtual body is changing through these kind of games / online worlds.
Rolf

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Lisa Mandemaker: Using an artificial womb could lead to more equality between sexes, but also between different family layouts. If men would be able to give birth to children, it would maybe be easier for male same-sex couples to have a child together.

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