An Avatar Offer You Can’t Refuse

Dimma Davidoff

How many words that we say and write are actually ours? One extreme view holds that a human can produce just one bit of information in his or her lifetime, if he or she is lucky. Mikhail Bakhtin suggested that we differentiate between the voices of others and our own, and Stanley Milgram proved in his last experiment that cyranoids, people repeating words of others, are never caught. With advances in technology, it’s not hard to see a future where everyone has personal avatars made by others, avatars competing with a “real” person for the right of voice. I invite participants to think and talk and play with the above notions.

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