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I n creating their avatars , people may make choices based on what kind of online world the avatars will inhabit. . Avatars vs. Real People. Images and texts taken from The New York Times online http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2007/06/15/magazine/20070617_AVATAR_SLIDESHOW_1.html. Your Task:. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Who Are You Online?

Avatars vs. Real PeopleImages and texts taken from The New York Times onlinehttp://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2007/06/15/magazine/20070617_AVATAR_SLIDESHOW_1.htmlIn creating their avatars, people may make choices based on what kind of online world the avatars will inhabit.

Your Task:View the following slide showChoose any 6 of the avatars in the slideshow In a word document, answer the following three questions for each one:

1. What is the name of the Avatar? What is the person real name/

2. Discuss the similarities and differences from real life (at least 2 for each)

3. Why do you think they would choose to represent themselves in this way?

- You should avoid passing judgment or making fun of anyones avatar.- Save your word document as yourname_ict_realvsavatar.doc and hand it into my inbox

5 photos answered and responded to ------------- 5 MarksComments are positive towards the gamer----- 3 marksSaved properly --------------------------------------------2 marks

See the LAST slide for final part of this assignment

NAME Choi Seang Rak BORN 1971 OCCUPATION Academic LOCATION Seoul, South Korea AVATAR NAME Uroo AhsGAME PLAYED Lineage IIHOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 8 CHARACTER TYPE Dwarf Warsmith SPECIAL ABILITIES Craft siege weapons, whirlwind in battle

NAME Tommy D. Graves BORN 1978 OCCUPATION Bouncer, recording engineer, recording artist LOCATION Bedford, Tex. AVATAR NAME War Catalyst AVATAR CREATED 2004 GAME PLAYED City of Heroes HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 15 CHARACTER TYPE Electric blaster SPECIAL ABILITIES Flying, enhanced stamina NAME Jean-Franois de la Fage BORN 1979 OCCUPATION Journalist LOCATION Paris AVATAR NAME Dark Freeman AVATAR CREATED 2005 GAME PLAYED City of Heroes HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 21 CHARACTER TYPE Natural hero SPECIAL ABILITIES Invincibility

NAME Ailin Graef BORN 1978 OCCUPATION Metaverse entrepreneur LOCATION Frankfurt AVATAR NAME Anshe Chung AVATAR CREATED 2004 GAME PLAYED Second Life HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 30

NAME Lucas Shaw BORN 1985 OCCUPATION Student LOCATION Texas AVATAR NAME Gaenank AVATAR CREATED 2003 GAME PLAYED EverQuest HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 55 CHARACTER TYPE Barbarian berserker SPECIAL ABILITIES Dual wield

NAME Andreas Fischer BORN 1980 OCCUPATION Designer LOCATION Vienna AVATAR NAME Zero Cold AVATAR CREATED 2005 GAME PLAYED City of Heroes HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 17 CHARACTER TYPE Human SPECIAL ABILITIES Controls ice and storms

NAME Elizabeth Brown BORN 1979 OCCUPATION Junior network systems administrator LOCATION St. Charles, Mo. AVATAR NAME Thalia AVATAR CREATED 2004 GAME PLAYED Heros Journey (in development) CHARACTER TYPE Gearknight, wizard SPECIAL ABILITIES Godlike powers

NAME Jason Rowe BORN 1974 OCCUPATION None LOCATION Crosby, Tex. AVATAR NAME Rurouni Kenshin AVATAR CREATED 2003 GAME PLAYED Star Wars Galaxies HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 80 CHARACTER TYPE Human marksman, rifleman SPECIAL ABILITIES Ranged weapon specialization

NAME Harisu BORN 1975 OCCUPATION Actress LOCATION Seoul, South Korea AVATAR NAME Not given AVATAR CREATED 2003 GAME PLAYED Lineage II HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 13

NAME John Palmer BORN 1962 OCCUPATION I.T. consultant LOCATION Dorset, England AVATAR NAME Zafu Diamond AVATAR CREATED 2005 GAME PLAYED Second Life HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 20 CHARACTER TYPE Buddhist monk SPECIAL ABILITIES Power hugs, ultimate wisdom

NAME Lee Taek Soo (right) BORN 1973 OCCUPATION Office worker LOCATION Seoul, South Korea AVATAR NAME Crammer AVATAR CREATED 2006 GAME PLAYED World of Warcraft HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 10 CHARACTER TYPE Undead SPECIAL ABILITIES Will of the Forsaken, shadow resistance

NAME Charmaine Hance BORN 1978 OCCUPATION Housewife LOCATION Ashford, England AVATAR NAME Jova Song AVATAR CREATED 2003 GAME PLAYED Second Life HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 6 CHARACTER TYPE Human female SPECIAL ABILITIES Builder

NAME Kimberly Rufer-Bach BORN 1966 OCCUPATION Software developer LOCATION Clarksville, Tenn. AVATAR NAME Kim Anubis AVATAR CREATED 2004 GAME PLAYED Second Life HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 70 CHARACTER TYPE Content creator SPECIAL ABILITIES Building interactive objects

NAME Rebecca Glasure BORN 1979 OCCUPATION Housewife LOCATION Redding, Calif. AVATAR NAME Stygian Physic AVATAR CREATED 2005 GAME PLAYED City of Heroes HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 25 to 30 CHARACTER TYPE Human mutant SPECIAL ABILITIES Healing and dark-energy manipulation

NAME Wang Yao BORN 1986 OCCUPATION Student LOCATION Shanghai AVATAR NAME MaNo LoveLess AVATAR CREATED 2005 GAME PLAYED EverQuest II HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 14 CHARACTER TYPE Mage

NAME Jo Twist BORN 1973 OCCUPATION Research analyst LOCATION London AVATAR NAME Doctoe Schnook AVATAR CREATED 2005 GAME PLAYED Second Life HOURS PER WEEK IN-GAME 15

Create your own avatar!Google some free (and unblocked)sites that you can use to create your own avatarPlay around with customizing different featuresOnce you are satisfied with your look, do a screen capture and copy it into your word documentUnder your screen capture, answer the following questions:1) Did you create an avatar that looks similar to you or very different? What is your avatars name? 2) How does your avatar represent you? Or does it represent you at all? Explain your creation.

Avatar created - 5 marksQuestions thoughtfully answered - 5 marks