In this audio file, I describe the empathetic argument I will be addressing in my paper. The topic is whether or not art (or graphics) is necessary to the long-term sustainability of a virtual community. The two sides of the argument will be exemplifed by LambdaMOO (the text interface) and Second Life (the graphic interface). In my paper I plan on citing the different roles that art has played in the development of civilization and society in real life and comparing and contrasting its role in virtual life to support my arguments.
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This is a short audio recording of my empathic argument explaining the topic of live music performances in virtual worlds that I will address in my final paper for E4: Virtual Worlds.
Are presidential elections possible in a virtual world? In the future will we be looking at moving elections and/or the getting elected process to a virtualized setting as more techno savvy generations move into public discourse and policy?
In this podcast I question whether the appearance of my avatar has any significant impact on my experience in the virtual world, and if the social world environment can be viewed as a more perfect or a parallel universe. I plan to create an obese avatar to explore the virtual world, record her experiences, and draw her conclusions.
I hope you’re feeling better. This extract from Puccini’s Nesson Dorma (“Charlie sleeps”) is just for you.
These podcasts were removed. sorry gang. 🙁