1 Cyberspace and reality converge RiFF RaFF appears to be a creation of the metaverse, a hyperbolic hip-hop avatar with reality-show origins, covered in tattoos of media-outlet logos. The absurdist rapper, however, is entirely human, the simulated persona having replaced whoever RiFF RaFF used to be. He’s an embodiment of the increasing convergence of cyberspace and reality, an avatar able to exist seamlessly in both worlds at once.

    2 Styled by Tumblr The microblogging platform Tumblr has spawned its own aesthetic, with memes and music replicating and cross-influencing users, rapidly enabling