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Tough Chicks and Femme Fatales in Film and Video Games

I wanted to share this great slideshow courtesy of my SL friend and fellow Australian virtual worlds researcher, Joanna Robinson. Joanna works and studies at the GNWC Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver and is a leading presence for digital media studies in Second Life. Her work is very cool and theoretically rigorous – enjoy!

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NMC Session: Creative Identity Play

Yesterday I presented my session about avatars and identity play in Second Life. It was more of a workshop than a presentation, and there were some wonderfully fascinating stories people shared about their avatars: why they created them and crafted them the way they did; what decisions they made about identity markers to include; how [...]

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My NMC Symposium on “Creativity in Second Life” Presentations Next Week

Next week the NMC is running an entire weeks symposium on “Creativity in Second Life” There are a number of strands: Machinima, Fashion, Sculpture and Modeling, Virtual Photography, and Teaching Environments, social / arts events, and lots of practical and interactive sessions. I am involved in three sessions, all at (sort of) Australian friendly times. [...]

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Blogging and Gender Issues

Lately on the AoIR list there’s been some useful discussion about gender and blogging, so I figured I would compile some of the links together here so I don’t lose them.  I wrote about this area of research in a book chapter in 2005 but the book hasn’t been published yet.  It’s actually frustrating how [...]

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Pleasure, Play, Participation and Promise: the audio to my conference talk

Thanks to the wonderful Alan Levine, I now have the audio recording to go with my NMC talk, here: Alan’s write-up of my talk is on the NMC blog here – thanks so much!

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I’m Heading Off for June to Speak, Research, Speak, Plan more Research etc etc…

The major speaking event I have is the featured session at the NMC Summer Conference. I was specifically invited to speak about a “bit of everything” related to my research, so here’s the slides that accompany the talk. I hope I can arrange an audio stream to support the slides for the near future. And [...]

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Youth Online – almost there!

Yay! Here is my final book cover!!! And here is one of the endorsements: How lovely of Len Unsworth to write such kind words.

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Proposed Book Cover Design

This is the proposed book cover design for my book!!!  Yay!!!  Finally its *almost* here.  I am very excited now to be this close

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Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution

Thanks to Sue, I have just found out about this exhibition at LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition itself is one thing to be fascinated with, but I am even more interested to find out that the exhibition has an associated blog, with reviews, links to reviews, commentary, and even video clips of people [...]

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