Living virtually: researching new worlds

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Peter Lang, 2009 - Computers - 296 pages
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Virtual worlds are most often three dimensional locales, where people create virtual personae (called avatars) who come to play, socialize, and work. This edited collection of groundbreaking research on virtual worlds offers a wide-ranging look at the sociology, politics, and communication practices in virtual worlds from a group of scholars in the United States and abroad.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Technological Developments and Transitions
11
The Sociotechnical Infrastructures
23
Copyright

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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.