Think about how you would choose to represent yourself with an avatar in a virtual world. Would you stick to the same gender, age, race, style, idiosyncrasies and/or general appearance as the physical you? Would you even be human? Take some time now to explore your own feelings about this – I won’t ask you to share your reflections on this activity, but you are welcome to use the tutor-group forum to share any thoughts that you do want to discuss.
On IMVU I am a ‘furry’ a person who chooses to assume the appearance of an anthropic animal, in my case I usually take the form of a Chipmunk or a Red Panda mosatly for aesthetic reasons although I’m sure the fact that both are herbivorous and tree dwellers may say something about my personality. I have been around animals for as long as I can remember, and I suppose that this is just that pert of me coming out.