Saturday, March 3, 2012

Be Careful What You Wish For

Tom's Third Wish

I've been having a lot of fun over the past few months with Polaroid MicroStories. Although work using physical world dolls, toys and actions figures may seem off-topic for a blog about virtual identity, it's very complementary. The process of reification that transforms a couple of dolls pulled off a shelf into a character-based narrative also molds our conception of everyday experience. Our internal judgements shape our sense of reality in the same way that the caption imposes story and identity on an otherwise ambiguous image.


Cecil Hirvi said...

Love the image. Says a ton of things.

Quen McLillian said...

I don't get it. Did he ask for a keen woman? Who's Tom? What else did he wish for? What Am I looking at? Who Am I? Oh Snap! o_O