THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Self-identification and self-presentation by creativity in the virtual world

2014. №3, pp. 198-205

Skolota Zoya N. - Ph.D. (Philosophy),Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20Р° Tatishchev, Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation ,,

This article examines human search for identity and self-presentation through creativity in the virtual space. Various forms of creativity, development of personal identity and personal presentation on the net are discussed. Two types are distinguished : consumer and professional. Features of both are discussed and disclosed. The principles of creative activity in the virtual environment are highlighted, which give an a number of advantages over real world and real art.

Key words: self-presentation, identity, creativity, user, virtual world, virtual reality