October 16, 2004

Virtual gamers step offline

The Alter Ego exhibition in London juxtaposes a person’s real life image with the virtual character s/he chooses to adopt in online games and 3D worlds.

Photo-journalist Robbie Cooper wanted to see if and how people’s real lives were echoed in their avatars.


The persons he photographed are from Europe and USA, but he plans to further document this translation of identities in South Korea, which has the largest online gaming population.

The Alter Ego exhibition is on at the Proud Gallery from 8 to 28 October.

BBC News.