Two Profs on Boing Boing

Tuesday 20 April 2010, 10:09 pm   /////  

Two of my friends and fellow investigators of digital media have recently been featured on Boing Boing:

The article on Fox Harrell was reblogged on Kotaku, too: “Making Avatars That Aren’t White Dudes Is Hard.” While the title is catchy, I have to point out that Fox’s work is about richer and more multidimensional ways of representing oneself digitally, beyond the one idea of skin color or race. So, we should anticipate that this work is likely to benefit “whitey” as well – and anyone who wants more than a Monopoly token as an in-game or online representation.


  1. I wonder if Fox feels horrible indignation when he goes to the supermarket and discovers that they red snapper they sell doesn’t come in any color he wants.

    Comment by J Lawless — 2010-07-27 @ 9:58 pm
  2. Your wondering that is a sure sign of a deranged mind – good luck on getting better, J!

    Comment by Nick Montfort — 2010-07-27 @ 10:45 pm

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