Avatars: Being Virtually Alive

Speaker: Cary Costello

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When we think of the body, it’s the body of flesh and bone that generally comes to mind. But today, many people interact with bodies made up of pixels on a computer screen: their avatars. Based on Dr. Costello’s years of research experience in virtual worlds, this talk explains how people use and inhabit virtual bodies. It explores the curious question of what makes up the “real self.”