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Description:This computer-generated image depicts Hygeia Philo, the CDC’s lead avatar in the virtual world of Second Life. This is the second design-stage of the avatar. She was metaphorically “born” on July 13, 2006, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of CDC. John Anderton designed Hygeia Philo, whose name is based on the Greek meaning ‘lover of health”, to be the modern muse of health to serve as lead health spokesperson, and health educator in this new virtual space.
Customizing an avatar’s appearance is a key aspect to community acceptance, and at this second design-stage, appealing to the median age of 35 for Second Life participants was the driving force behind this new look. It also added the official CDC logo to the visual design, as a way to connect the CDC brand to the experimental presence inside the virtual world. John Anderton designed Hygeia Philo, whose name is based on the Greek meaning ‘lover of health”, to be the modern muse of health, serving as lead health spokesperson and health educator in this new virtual space. See PHIL 10002, 10005, 10007, 10009, 10011, 10012, 10013, 10014, 10015, and 10016 for additional images of Ms. Philo.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ John P. Anderton, PhD, MPA
Creation Date:2006
Photo Credit:John P. Anderton, PhD, MPA
Links:Second Life
CDC - "Second Life" Lets CDC Be Everywhere—All at Once
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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