Excavating second life: Cyber-Archaeologies, heritage and virtual communities

@inproceedings{Harrison2009ExcavatingSL,
  title={Excavating second life: Cyber-Archaeologies, heritage and virtual communities},
  author={Rodney Harrison},
  year={2009}
}
While the anthropology of online communities has emerged as a significant area of research, there has been little discussion of the possibilities of the archaeology of virtual settlements, defined here as interactive synthetic environments in which users are sensually immersed and which respond to user input. Bartle (in Designing Virtual Worlds, 2003: 1) has described such virtual settlements as `places where the imaginary meets the real'. In this sense, an examination of the role of heritage… CONTINUE READING

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