Frontiers Workshop: Digital Avatars: Risks, Harms, Barriers, Opportunities

SIGGRAPH 2023 Workshop


Sunday, 6 August 20232pm – 5:30pm PDT

Digital avatars represent us in the Metaverse. Sometimes we want to be represented exactly how we are in real life, sometimes we want to be something or someone different. This workshop will bring together graphics and VR researchers and practitioners together with speakers from usable privacy to discuss digital avatars and risks, harms, barriers and opportunities for marginalized/vulnerable users.


Eakta Jain

University of Florida


Apu Kapadia

Indiana University Bloomington



Theodore Kim

Yale University


Taslima Akter

University of California, Irvine


Gregory Welch

University of Central Florida