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Coming of Age in Second Life
Date: June 02, 2008
"Coming of Age in Second Life" Digital Coast Roundtable / The Hive. Conversations with Tom Boellstorff author of Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human. Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find friendship, fall in love--the possibilities are endless, and all encountered through a computer screen. Coming of Age in Second Life is the first book of anthropology to examine this thriving alternate universe. See
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