American Anthropologist event in Second Life, Sept 1st 2009

Posted by | August 25, 2009

While Second Life isn’t exactly a video game, it does touch very closely on the digital world paradigm of gamers and influences our rights and abilities in this medium. So when we hear tell that a prominent anthropologist who studies these things is getting interviewed in a readily accessible virtual world, we like to bring it to everyone’s attention.

Can’t get there in real life? Second Life is only an Internet connexion away.

The UK Second Life community and the UK Department of Anthropology invite all to attend — in real life or in Second Life — an interview by AJ Kelton with Tom Boellstorff (SL: Tom Bukowski), Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association and author of Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human (Princeton University Press, 2008). Mark your calendar and be sure to join us:

Tuesday, September 1st
2:30 pm Second Life Time (5:30 pm Eastern)
CHSSSouth Amphitheater in Second Life
UK Student Center Theatre in real life (near the UK Federal Credit Union) – we’ll have the interview available for viewing and a microphone on hand in case anyone wants to use Randolph Hollingsworth’s SL avatar (Bella Yan) to ask questions and interact with the inworld participants.

Link, via the University of KY Island Blog.

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