Last week the scanning continued as 2 more students put themselves into the virtual via the hacked Kinect. This got me thinking about the ways in which we separate the virtual from reality, as if the virtual exists as another reality in which we live. While virtual reality is something that exists as a reality, it exists as a sub compartment of tangible reality. The phrase “IRL” meaning “In real life” has become a common phrase used today in the virtual to describe something in the physical, yet the “URL” exists in the “IRL” regardless, so why do we treat our virtual lives as a separate entity in which we perform differently? Where does this presumption come from that we perform differently in the physical than we do in virtual spaces? How do our virtual performances help inform the ones we have in the physical? Why does this separation exist and what can be done in which to bridge this gap?