Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Newbies have wings

I have often commented to peopel that Newbies often have wings, as seen in this hub. One theory I have heard is that since in SL you can fly this very new experience is expressed by newbies as wings until they learn to take it for granted.

Lacan, the French psychoanalysist said that before we form an identity we often experience dreams of having extra limbs or wings. As a new identity forms we often have dreams of buildings. In this view Linden Labs is in the identity business, dependent on its ability for people to imagine themselves as people in Second Life and as they form their identity they often purchase land and built homes.
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