In November of 2010, more than 30 scholars engaged in research on topics related to Computer Games and Virtual Worlds (CGVWs) participated in a workshop at UC Irvine to identify future research problems and opportunities in this arena. During the past year and a half the workshop continued online, culminating in the production of an extensive report characterizing this dynamic field of study. The report is now freely available!
What follows is the executive summary of this report.
Continue reading “The Future of Research in Computer Games and Virtual Worlds”
The June 2012 of the UC Irvine Law Review, entitled “Governing the Magic Circle: Regulation of Virtual Worlds“, features articles of several prominent professors regarding issues of governance in online games and virtual worlds. All articles are available online.
Tom Boellstorff, Bonnie Nardi and two other colleagues have published the book “Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method“. A great read for students, teachers, designers, and scholars interested in using ethnographic methods to study online virtual worlds.