avatars

The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

How Video Game Avatars Helped Me Transition

On today's episode, Broadly's Diana Tourjee talks about how online avatars gave her a glimpse of the body she identified with as a child.
VICE Staff
7.16.18
Broadly

My Avatar, My Self: How Video Games Gave Me Ownership Over My Body

As a trans kid unable to wear what I wanted, to look how I wanted, to be seen by others as I saw myself, the avatars I designed reflected more of me than any mirror ever could.
Diana Tourjée
6.18.18
Anti Social Media

​Twitter's New Design Looks Awfully Familiar...

The new circular avatars make it look like Instagram, Snapchat and...Google Plus.
Carl Franzen
6.15.17
MMO

Second Life Users Are Protesting With Their Avatars

The resistance is rising, even in virtual worlds.
Samantha Cole
2.4.17
Gaming

Virtual Reality Makes Avatars More Important Than Ever

Immersing yourself in an alternative universe is VR’s selling point. But how do the avatars that populate these worlds impact our experiences and our behaviour?
Emily Reynolds
12.11.16
tv

AI Can Take Over Your Favorite TV Characters With ‘Virtual Immortality’

How you doin'?
Madison Margolin
10.24.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is 'Second Life' Still a Thing?

It was never just a game.
Emanuel Maiberg
4.29.16
Features

Men Are Working Out Their Issues By Playing As Their Lovers and Exes in RPGs

Male gamers are creating avatars of significant others past and present, playing as them or with them, as a meditation on the nature of their relationships.
Cecilia D’Anastasio
4.28.16
Film

Somebody Meticulously Recreated 1920s Berlin in Second Life

It's a whole old world.
Beckett Mufson
4.7.16
Music

How Neon Indian Uses a Kinect to Sync Their Live Show Visuals with the Band

We’re just all piles of data waiting to be used in the end.
Clinton Nguyen
11.30.15
Art

This Artist's Nonsexual 3D Avatar Goes Haywire in a Quest for a 'Perfect Brain'

Shanghai-based artist LuYang explores perfect brains, death, and multimedia funeral hearses in 'Delusional Mandala.'
DJ Pangburn
11.28.15
Terraform

Parse. Error. Reset.

In the future, we'll be able to use lifelike "alters" to stand in for us at work and social events. Just be sure to note the expiration policy.
Wole Talabi
8.4.15
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