ERIC Number: EJ599671
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Representing Bodies in Virtual Space: The Rhetoric of Avatar Design.
Kolko, Beth E.
Information Society, v15 n3 p177-86 Jul-Sep 1999
Discusses the rhetorical aspects of avatars, or virtual selves, within multiuser graphical virtual realities (GVRs). Examines the development of GVRs and questions how representations of selves relate to online communication, focusing particularly on how bodies in GVRs are gendered. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: The Rhetorics of Gender in Computer-Mediated Communication.