(source L'Express Style n° 2937 du 18 au 24 octobre 2007)
So far I never noticed that we were already surrounded with avatars.
They usually appear on podiums, but when I think about it during a couple of minutes, I realize that we can see some hanging around in various places.
If you have the opportunity to take photos of RL avatars, please send them to me.
Anyway have a look at Second Life Supermodels to have an idea.
PHYSIOGNOMY, n. The art of determining the character of another by the resemblances and differences between his face and our own, which is the standard of excellence.
"There is no art," says Shakespeare, foolish man,
"To read the mind's construction in the face."
The physiognomists his portrait scan,
And say: "How little wisdom here we trace!
He knew his face disclosed his mind and heart,
So, in his own defence, denied our art."
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, US author & satirist (1842 - 1914)