[NetBehaviour] The Accidental Tourist, FORT!/DA? book available -

Alan Sondheim 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 
Second Life

- 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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