Researching In Virtual Worlds

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A presentation I gave to a research methods class at UofF in Second Life.

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<ul><li> 1. ResearchingInVirtual Worlds Mark Bell PhD Student Indiana University Synthetic Worlds Initiative</li></ul> <p> 2. Mark Bell Indiana University Synthetic Worlds Initiative Social NetworksVirtual World Experimentation Author of Second Life For Dummies 3. 4. Virtual Congress Londontown 5. A newtoolfor research 6. </p> <ul><li>Therealworld isnot as realas you think </li></ul> <ul><li>Thevirtualworld is morerealthan you think </li></ul> <ul><li>For research,virtuality or gameness does not matter </li></ul> <p>06/01/09 Castronova &amp; Cummings 7. Arden </p> <ul><li><ul><li>Commercial-gradevirtual world</li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Dataconsciousness </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>MacArthur Foundation seed grant for 100 hours of game play by 500 people </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Multiverse engine </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Medieval Somerset, History, Shakespeare </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 8. 9. </p> <ul><li>No Results </li></ul> <p> 10. No tried and trueplatformfor creating a world Multiverse NeverWinter Nights Second Life Metaplace 11. Academic investigatorvs.Fulltimedevelopmentteam 12. </p> <ul><li><ul><li> Little Experiments </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Need smaller-scale experiment tools </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Each finely tailored for a specific question </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Include core elements of: </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Persistence </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Community </li></ul></li></ul> <ul><li><ul><li>Space </li></ul></li></ul> <p> 13. Arden 2 14. Fourapproaches Little Experiments Creation of New, Vast Worlds Observation of Natural Experiments Co-creation with Commercial Sector 15. Surveys Content Analysis Experiments 16. Current Work 17. Future Work dusk 18. </p> <ul><li>Mark Bell </li></ul> <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul> <ul><li>SL: Typewriter Tackleberry </li></ul> <ul><li>Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter </li></ul> <ul><li>www.storygeek.com </li></ul>