A post for the Edublogs Teacher Challenge Kicstart Activity #4.
One of the memorable lines in Avatar, the movie, is “I see you”.
Avatars provide a face* to the digital words and sounds you put out there so people can see you. The nice thing about avatars is that they don’t have to be a real photo (mine currently is for this blog and Twitter). Avatars can be cartoonised (my FB profile pic) or caricatures (mine was via PicassoHead). I’ve even seen QR codes which are pretty nifty because QR codes can be loaded with contact details or a hyperlink to a blog (awesome partnered with mobile devices) so people can see more of you. Mine was done via goo.gl.
Maybe it’s about time I update my avatar. Maybe.
*So what with the “face”?
In my About page, I mentioned my love for Philosophy. I remember when we studied the power of the face when we interact with people. I can still wondering then, “is this why faces were covered before execution by hanging or be-heading?”, i.e. to literally de-personalize. Faces make our interactions more personal, be it real or virtual/digital.
When you leave some comment below, will I be able to say “I see you“? If you haven’t got one, get the low down on @BrittGow’s post on ways to create avatars.