Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Smith, Ruth L.


Prior research on cyber-identity has not analyzed the process of identity formation through examination of text from MUDs (multi-user domains). It placed MUD identity at either end of the classical-postmodern debate. This project logged online interactions between characters and examined the processes by which individual users establish ethos. Logs will demonstrate how communication characteristic within these environments influences the created identity. On this basis it is shown that character identity is now both classical and postmodern within MUDs.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004


Technical, Scientific and Professional Communication

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts