Online Identity Construction

In my lifetime I have been a bandicoot, an italian man, a rich older version of myself, a purple dragon, a young African American man,   a wrestler, a Japanese fighter… and the list continues. These are some of the avatars that I have ‘played as’ over the years. Maybe one day the online world […]

Is a Cyberpunk world closer to reality than we think?

The world of cyberpunk created by William Gibson is a very grey, urban and technological place. In the lecture, Graham described it as antiauthoritarian, libertarian and consumerist. From reading Johnny Mnemonic, we see that members of this dystopic society are involved in body augmentation and drugs, and there is a sense of ‘us against them’. […]