Technologist and writer Dirk Songuer interviewed Raph about the rights of game avatars for his upcoming book on the history of the metaverse.

In January 2000, Raph posted a thought experiment about human rights in a virtual context to the influential MUD-Dev mailing list.  This interview explores the context, reactions, and a number of great stories touching on the people involved.

The transcript is posted here: Interview with Raph Koster, The Declaration of Rights of Avatars – Fieldnotes from the Metaverse.