Alter Ego: avatars and the gamers behind them

Alter Ego: Avatars and their creators is a unique book concept containing 70 pairs of images - one of an online avatar, and one of the gamer behind the avatar. Each image set is accompanied by a profile of the gamer. These can be pretty fascinating.

New Scientist has a slideshow of some images accompanied by narration from the author. The gamer above is Choi Seang Rak, a university professor from South Korea. His in-game character is a little girl - purportedly so he can get higher prices for items he sells.

While a number of the avatars are from Second Life, there are quite a few from World of Warcraft and other MMORPGs too. You can have a look at the book, Alter Ego: Avatars and Their Creators, at Amazon.

Spotted at Game Girl Advance.

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Natasha is a political science student, a gamer, a writer, an armchair philosopher, and a geek. Her first cRPG was Castle of the Winds.

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