Here are a couple of screen shots from InWorld – my recent one woman theatre performance piece about a recluse gamer searching the metaverse for her avatar lover, missing in real life wartime. Here Lucy Darling enters the Vortex Pinnacle temple in World of Warcraft.
This is a shot from Lucy’s final speech where she says: “To know someone virtually is to know them in a perfect way. You see what they want you to see, and so you see them. You get to know who they are inside, even if you never meet in real life. The only problem is – if someone doesn’t sign in,- or if they can’t sign in – you may never see them again. There is nothing you can do. You will never know what happened to them.”