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Leading a double life

In a user-created universe, alter egos bridge the gap between fantasy and reality

By Irene Sege
Globe Staff / October 25, 2006

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In real life, Jeff Lipsky is an ordinary-looking white guy -- 35 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, thinning hair, T-shirt and jeans -- who creates abstract drawings in his Tyngsborough townhouse. Online, in the lush, three-dimensional, user-created universe called Second Life, he's the cartoon character Filthy Fluno, a bearded, wide-bodied, wild-tressed, fang-toothed, black gallery owner who sells virtual ... (Full article: 1574 words)

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