Wednesday, January 5, 2011

In Memory of Delinda ~ 1000 Avatars Project

Today Farr and I went to Gracie Kendal's sim to have our pictures taken that will be part of her Project 1000 Avatars that is to become a Memorial to Delinda Dyrssen

Farr and I knew Delinda and her sudden death was a sorrow to us and her many friends.

Gracie says: "What started out as a set of 100 portraits to help illustrate the idea of online anonymity, has turned into a sort of documentation of avatars in SL. There are so many questions I have been asking myself and ideas I’ve been pondering throughout this whole process, especially on the idea of online identity.”

“Like many of my other projects, I started out with one idea: to take portraits of avatars facing away from me. That was it, pure and simple. I had the idea that I wanted them to be unrecognizable, their faces hidden, just another level of anonymity in SL vs. RL. I plan on printing some if not all of these portraits out in RL for an eventual show in a gallery as well as publishing a book.”

“Our online identity has become a way of like for millions of people around the world. Not just in Second Life, but on many internet sights you go to. When you look on Facebook, or Twitter, how many post pictures of their children or pets? Pictures of places they have visited, cartoon characters they love, logos of their business, landscapes, art, and anything else they find from their lives that they want to represent their identity online.”

beati qui lugent: quoniam ipsi consolabuntur ~ Bless Delinda and family

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