It is always nighttime in the Metaverse

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Cibelle Cavalli Bastos

How does making avatars affect your sense of identity?

“Working with avatars online, in the way that I do it, helps me transfer my thought process to a kind of a digital mirror. Seeing the avatar I made as an aspect of self, engaging with another aspect of self, allows for a more graphic perception of internal convos (for example when I have more than one of them in a space, like in the piece shown here). #sensing happened during a time when I was routinely using an app that generated avatars that would be animated through emojis. I found that process helped to find out about what was going on in my subconscious. If anything, I feel like designing digital avatars — from scratch or otherwise, and then animating them, giving them a voice to talk back — can assist in locating and addressing internal questions.”