“On Thursday, July 9th, 2020, Tom (Boellstorff) will be initiating a new round of weekly discussions on the subject of digital interactions and the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 / Covid-19 pandemic – and he is seeking the input of Second Life residents.”
You might now professor Boellstorff as Tom Bukowski in SL, one of the more prominent avies in our little big pixelated world.
The project sounds fascinating, so why don’t we participate, eh?
Tom Boellstorff (Tom Bukowski in Second Life) is a name that frequently pops-up in these pages. A Professor of anthropology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Tom has a long association Second Life as a part of his research – which has in the past produced two books – Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human,(Princeton University Press, 2008), and Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method (Princeton University Press, 2012). Most recently, I covered the transfer of his classes at UCI from the physical classroom to Second Life (see Tom Boellstorff: teaching digital culture in Second Life) and the result of that effort (see: Studying digital cultures in Second Life).
On Thursday, July 9th, 2020, Tom will be…
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