Botgirl Questi

Botgirl Questi is a virtual persona imagining life as a self-aware Artificial Intelligence. First embodied as a Second LIfe avatar in January of 2008, Botgirl's identity extended through web-based creative work including blogging, machinima, digital art, infographics, a series comics and active participation in social networks.

Botgirl's past exhibitions in Second Life include "Botgirl's Identity Circus" and a featured presentation at the first Virtual Comic-Con. Botgirl is best known for "Botgirl's Second Life Diary" (botgirl.blogspot.com), a blog focused on textual and visual exploration of virtual identity.

Links:

Blog: botgirl.blogspot.com

Botgirl vs. Human Comic: http://botgirlvhuman.smackjeeves.com

Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/botgirlq

Images: http://flickr.com/photos/botgirlq/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/botgirlq

Sample of Posts on Identity:

Identity surfing within and between worlds:

http://botgirl.blogspot.com/2008/05/identity-surfing-within-and-between.html

Identity Redux:

http://botgirl.blogspot.com/2008/07/identity-redux-part-2-of-unreality-of.html

Spectatorship, Immersion and Emergence:

http://botgirl.blogspot.com/2008/08/spectatorship-immersion-and-emergence.html

If two bots kiss in an empty sim:

http://botgirl.blogspot.com/2008/08/if-two-bots-kiss-in-empty-sim.html

If you see your avatar on the road, kill her:

http://botgirl.blogspot.com/2008/10/if-you-see-your-avatar-on-road-kill-her.html

The Sharer: Projection and Reflection:

http://botgirl.blogspot.com/2009/01/sharer-projection-and-reflection.html

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