[NetBehaviour] The Accidental Tourist, FORT!/DA? book available -
sondheim at panix.com
Thu Nov 20 00:27:04 CET 2008
The Accidental Tourist,
Essays on the phenomenology of virtual worlds, with special attention paid to
- Alan Sondheim
Book available from FORT!/DA?
THE ACCIDENTAL ARTIST was an ongoing exhibition in Second Life at Odyssey, June
2008 - January 2009, by Alan Sondheim, with help from Sugar Seville, Azure
Carter, Gary Nanes, Sandy Baldwin, and Frances van Scoy at the Virtual
Environments Laboratory, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.
The show changed daily and the gave me an opportunity to study the
phenomenology of a virtual world in relation to avatar-human objectivity.
"I think of this as a form of information implosion where everything gets out
of hand, or a war or sex zone where it's impossible to walk or think, or
Pliny's uncle's death (and other devastation) when Vesuvius blew: What does one
do in such a situation? How does one do it? One false step or click and you're
underwater or in the skysphere ..."
from back cover, Alan Sondheim
The book contains all of the critical writings I've done on Second Life,
modified into a single sectioned text.
Thanks so much for possibly ordering! (If not, thanks for reading this far!)
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