Is the new mask any truer to the real face? Of course not. But this is a medium, not an intimacy, and even in realspace we clothe our bodies and voices. Everything is drag, baby... Friday Casual no less than a magician's robes.
The world is of meaning. When we say "the world" we almost never mean the sphere of rocks and water but the noosphere, the world of our awareness of the world and each other. And in such a world, omens, invocations and augury meet symbols, art and speculation to argue angels and architecture over crisps and a pint.
It's a terrifying conversation. I think I should take notes.