Playing woman – Part 1: Gender performativity

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An exploration of gender performativity as a backbone to a future study of the theatrical nature of gender-play in massively multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMORPG).   We suffer from an overwhelming need to label everything. If we can’t identify it, pin it to a chart and attach a name to it, we get confused, frustrated and sometimes angry. In online […]

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The Authenticity Myth

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As convergence between our offline lives and our activities online increases, the subject of authenticity arises more frequently. Identifying details such as our offline legal names, date of birth, gender, ethnicity, occupation or marital status are seen as signifiers of the authentic self. Such details are useful to businesses wishing to communicate with their target […]

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