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February 13, 2020

North Carolina Public Radio WUNC

Embodied: How Online Gaming Creates Real-Life Love

Customizing the features of an avatar can be an intensely personal experience. It can offer fantastical escapism, an expression of a hidden self or a pixelated reflection. Tess Tanenbaum discusses how designing digital counterparts can help break players free of oppressive social norms — and why the majority choose to remain shackled. She is an assistant professor in the department of informatics at the University of California, Irvine.

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Embodied: How Online Gaming Creates Real-Life Love

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