“With astonishing rapidity, virtual worlds have moved from a niche market to an important modality of culture.
This means, in theory, that virtual worlds can be amenable to research drawing upon methods from across the
social sciences and humanities, and beyond. This conference brings together scholars, developers, and residents
to ask after the character of emerging cultures of a range of virtual worlds. Of key interest is building conversations concerning the theoretical and methodological frameworks that need to be developed and transformed to understand the cultures of virtual worlds. Research in virtual worlds is at a preliminary stage where muchof the most important work involves crafting new kinds of questions rather than providing definitive answers. ”
This is a small workshop/conference that will be held at CALIT2. Click on the image on the left for the conference poster and more info. Notably sponsored by Intel. Think about that for a little while…..