Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Vampire Identity is not unique to Second Life, but is a very strong part of its culture. Vampire Identity illustrates the movement of identity from history to Culture.
200 years ago no person would want to hold the identity of Vampire. This was because Vampires were constructed as "real", and as real the identity carried a death sentence.
But today in a world were Vampires don't exist they become an icon of culture, and are showing growing popularity as a form of identity for people in our culture. Thousands of people on the Intneret claim to be Vampires, but I have yet to find a case of an attack to drink blood. Perhaps its just an effort to out Goth the other Goths? Or identity subverted against social power.
But the strange paradox is that by not existing they exist.