For A Still Life, David Hancock discusses how anachronistic practices are shaping digital identities. This work merges virtual environments with still life. Presenting Asian Ball-jointed dolls as a conduit between the virtual and its own status as a still life object. Hancock places these objects within an environment taken from Second Life. As a platform, Second Life had the potential to become an online utopia of individual world builders, but these towns and cities are now sparsely populated ghost-towns. Participation in these niche subcultures is via avatars, in which complex worlds are created in detail and inhabited by proxy.