For my Technoculture students, here are some links to illustrate what we’ve been talking about for the past few weeks – interfaces, virtual worlds, and what exactly people buy and sell in Second Life…
Second Life: Showcase videos, and here’s the William Gibson video (from the Drax Files YouTube channel, filled with good stuff). Drax reports for the Life4-U online TV channel, devoted to Second Life.
Also, check the Reuters / Second Life page, with rolling news updates from the world of bits and bytes.
Also, it’s in the sidebar on the right, but make sure you look at Terra Nova, about law, intellectual property, etc. in virtual worlds.
Finally, here’s a hilarious trailer for a CSI episode which takes place partly in Second Life: