Thursday, February 5, 2009

Interesting Post About Identity

Dusan Writer has written an interesting post about identity. Although I'm still smarting from the phrase "one of those dreaded augmentationists". I may have to come up with another adjective to describe myself. :)


Dale Innis said...

If you want to be an Augmentationist, you can just be one of the non-dreaded ones. :) The dreaded ones are the ones that won't even talk seriously to someone unless and until that person reveals their RL name and location, and wouldn't properly appreciate (say) a really cool elevator...

Honour McMillan said...

whew! thank you! I feel so much better now. :)

(it isn't too bad, I agree) :)

Anonymous said... sure you're not an immersionist? :) Dale has it right - the dreaded augmentationists not only ask for your RL data but insist on friending you on Facebook, and then ask "but your avatar doesn't even LOOK like come?"

Honour McMillan said...

I don't think so. :) I don't publish my rl info on my profile .....but then I also don't wear a nametag with my SL info in rl.

However, I also don't proclaim (loudly and frequently) that they are separate and nobody's business.

I do try to be the same person in both - albeit with different names.

I do see SL as an opportunity for me (the rl me) to be creative and participate in communities and events that I otherwise couldn't.

I don't believe I have to be the same height in SL and RL - anymore than I believe that we can't have dragon or robot or furry av's.

I do believe in the phrase I saw in comments somewhere - that I'll live both my lives as close together as reasonable to avoid conflict and the possibility of injury to anybody.

This is a lot of philosophy - I'll stop there. And I'll ponder whether either "ist" is inclusive enough. :)