Author: Tama Leaver

Tama Leaver (Curtin University, Australia) teaches and researches internet communications and the changing nature of media and identity. His first book *Artificial Culture: Identity, Technology, and Bodies* was published by Routledge in 2012. He can be found on twitter at @tamaleaver and his main web presence is

An Oscar for Andy?

20th Century Fox is mounting an Oscar campaign for The Planet of the Apes’ Andy Serkis. Tama Leaver examines the potential implications of this sort of virtual acting or ‘synthespian’ (synthetic thespian) performance for our understanding of what it means to act or perform.