The essay questions the role of the Avatar, as we navigate between digital and physical realities
An essay, co-written by Meera Badran, Interim Head of Exhibitions and Lectures at VCUarts Qatar, titled, “Avatars: Dancing in Transit”, was recently published in the book, “I, Like Many Things”.
The essay questions the role of the Avatar, as we navigate between digital and physical realities. What can happen when a phenomenon as deeply rooted in reality as dancing is transferred to the digital world? What is lost (and what is gained) in the transition from one dimension to another?
“I, Like Many Things” is a story of contemporary life and architecture that begins with everyday domestic practices and the notion of “home” as a literal (and literary) space-a space which simultaneously structures and is structured by our relationship to each other and the world.
According to the Yale School of Architecture, the book is for those to whom the pandemic was an exercise in spatial design. Those who consider themselves architects or designers and those who do not.
“I, Like Many Things” (ISBN 97816384007450) is published by the Yale School of Architecture.