ISBN-10:
1433102412
ISBN-13:
9781433102417
Pub. Date:
02/25/2009
Publisher:
Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Living Virtually: Researching New Worlds / Edition 2

Living Virtually: Researching New Worlds / Edition 2

by Don Heider

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433102417
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 02/25/2009
Series: Digital Formations Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

The Editor: Don Heider is an author, researcher, and award-winning broadcast news journalist. He has authored/edited several books including Managing Television News: A Handbook for Ethical and Effective Producing (co-authored with Bill Silcock and Mary Rogus), Class and News and White News: Why Local News Programs Don’t Cover People of Color.

Table of Contents

Contents: Don Heider: Introduction – James D. Ivory: Technological Developments and Transitions in Virtual Worlds – Marianne Ryan: The Sociotechnical Infrastructures of Virtual Worlds – Aleksandra K. Krotoski/Evanthia Lyons/Julie Barnett: The Social Life of Second Life: An Analysis of the Social Networks of a Virtual World – David Boyns/Sima Forghani/Elena Sosnovskaya: MMORPG Worlds: On the Construction of Social Reality in World of Warcraft – Nan Zheng: When Geography Matters in a Virtual World: In-game Urban Planning and Its Impact on the Second Life Community – David Beer/Beverly Geesin: Rockin’ with the Avatars: «Live» Music and the Virtual Spaces of Second Life – Don Heider: Identity and Reality: What Does It Mean to Live Virtually? – Jaime Loke: Identity and Gender In Second Life – Edward Castronova et al.: Virtual World Economics: A Case Study of the Economics of Arden – J. Sonia Huang: Real Business and Real Competition in the Unreal World – Jia Dai: Virtual Worlds, Real Brands: A Critical Interrogation of Commodification in Second Life – Peter Spangler/James Morgan: Toward a Democratic Theory of Synthetic Worlds – Paul Hollins/Sarah Robbins: The Educational Affordances of Multi User Virtual Environments – Dustin Harp: Virtual Journalism and Second Life.

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