Community building

At a CREATEC seminar yesterday Janette Hill from University of Georgia presented a short session about community building in online learning environments.  Some important insights for my own investigations into shifting Process Drama into online contexts. Janette introduced Turkle’s suggestion of the self as “sum of distributed presences” and I found the notion very similar to Goffman’s […]

New world order – online surveillance

Turbulence blog reports: New Scientist reveals that the Pentagon’s NSA in the form of ARDA (Advanced Research Development Activity) are interested in the information people post about themselves on social networking sites like MySpace and are funding research into it’s mass harvesting. The W3C WWW2006 conference accepted a paper entitled Semantic Analytics on Social Networks, […]

The ethics of PvP

I’ve just been introduced to a video of an event that took place in the virtual gamescape of World of Warcraft. You can watch the same video here: (Be aware some of the text included on the video might fall into the “explicit lyrics” category) I found it incredibly absorbing and was fascinated by […]