Ailin Qin and her avatar Ansche Chung
Am I my avatar? Or is it a mask I hide behind? What does my avatar say about me? You can not help but ask yourself these questions after checking out the book Alter Ego: Avatars and their Creators by Robbie Cooper. Cooper does a very simple thing: takes a picture of someone and their avatar and places them side-by-side. And yet the implications are quite profound.
New Scientist has created a lovely slideshow of several of Cooper’s images, with the photographer narrating along the way. Nicely done. Head to Amazon if you’d like to get your own copy.