Tag Archives: Body Image
ScreenCap from Kristine Schomaker / Gracie Kendal thesis video

Persuasion

Kat just wrote a great post about body identity and stereotypes amongst avatars in SL. It’s funny. I have been thinking a lot about this lately. My work is all about body image, self esteem and how the media unconsciously manipulates us into thinking we want to be thin and model beautiful so we may […]

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The right question

I need your help. I am putting together a real life performance using Second Life and I would love to run it  by all of you and get  your feedback. Vaneeesa and I have been talking about it in email and I have gotten some great advice, but I decided to open this up for […]

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Image of Second Life Avatar pulling her hair out with various HTML text in glowing letters over her image

Extreme Makeover: Virtual Edition

SAINT-ÉTIENNE, LOIRE, 8 August — Here today, at the birthplace of performance artist Orlan, we announce Extreme Makeover: Virtual Edition. Drew Daniel of Matmos once said, Who needs Orlan when you’ve got Extreme Makeover? It was a cheeky, yet insightful observation that what was once the conceptual domain of edgy performance art had, in the […]

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Confession of Faith

Another perspective on recent discussions here on the perception of beauty, the projection of identity and the boundary between fantasy and reality.

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This is my body!!

I have been completely exhausted lately, so haven’t had a chance to post anything. I am so thankful that the conversation about beauty and identity continue through the other great bloggers here. I am inspired by the brilliant review of the book “50 Shades of Gray” to do a pictorial blog post. While I don’t […]

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Life imitating art, imitating beauty?

What is this power that beauty holds over us? What is beauty anyway? Ok, so this question can be answered with as many subjective responses as the question, What is art? We won’t go THERE tonight though. Seriously I was talking to my counselor about my recent performance. I am trying to get it all […]

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The Bald and The Beautiful

So in April I was sitting at work in a busy ER and I had an ‘aha’ moment. Right there. I had to stop what I was doing (don’t worry I wasn’t with a patient), find whatever piece of paper was around (normally a yellow post-it note) and write as fast as I could before […]

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Timmie Jean Lindsey

HOUSTON, 16 March 1962* — today Timmie Jean Lindsey underwent the world’s first silicone-gel breast implant surgery. The 30-year-old mother of 6 whose poverty-level income qualified her for free medical care entered the hospital to have rose tattoos grafted off her breasts and was propositioned by two surgeons, at least one of whom “liked large […]

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VB Previz #52 – Rubenesque / Anorexic

Not so long ago, barely an instant in geologic time, Kate Moss and “heroin chic” were as unattractive as it got. The Anna Nicole Smith’s of the day were celebrated as the pinnacle of female beauty. In VB26 – Average, we considered the average avatar using data collected and analyzed by Strawberry Singh and Vaki […]

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Randomize, RIP

I’m sure it’s hard to be LL, because everything you do gets relentless hindsight complaints from your loyal, yet picky fans. So, of course, many have said much about the horror of the “rushed out” 1.23 Adult Verification SL Viewer. Amid all that hoopla, something most of us probably didn’t notice is that 1.23 removed […]

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VB Previz #14 – Two Wear My Skin

In a number of conversations and events recently, the idea of what it means to wear some avatar has come up. In a comment posted under Previz #10, Danika spoke about skin and identity. For a week before VB03, Giovanna walked around SL in a bikini, so she could summon up the courage to be […]

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