Whose Game Is This Anyway?’”: Negotiating Corporate Ownership in a Virtual World

“‘Whose Game Is This Anyway?’”: Negotiating Corporate Ownership in a Virtual World” in F. Mäyrä (ed.), Computer Games and Digital Cultures Conference Proceedings. Tampere: Tampere University Press, 2002. Copy unavailable. Please refer to the chapter in my book Play Between Worlds for most up to date version of the argument. Note: The request to “contact…

Life in Virtual Worlds: Plural Existence, Multi-modalities, and Other Online Research Challenges

“Life in Virtual Worlds: Plural Existence, Multi-modalities, and Other Online Research Challenges,” American Behavioral Scientist, Vol.43, No.3, 435-449, 1999. [PDF] Abstract Virtual environments present researchers with a range of methodological considerations, both new  and old. With the advent of embodied online worlds, experiences with distributed presence, anonymity and multiple modes of engagement increasingly become the…