Eva and Franco Mattes are two Italian artists who took some of the hottest 'Second Life' avatars, blew them up and hung the images in a gallery as art. Their aim was to capture avatars in their sexiest form, with the perfect lighting, camera angles and â€œcome to bedâ€ eyes.
I love this idea, and can actually see the enhanced detail in the 'Second Life' avatars once blown up to massive scale by Mattes.
Implications - The lines between virtual world and reality are becoming increasingly more blurred, as technological advancements allow for 3D visuals and digital interaction. Consumers have come to recognize virtual characters as celebrities and public figures, making their influence as powerful as a celebrity endorsement. Businesses can appeal to a target demographic of technologically interested consumers by incorporating virtual characters into advertising initiatives.
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