The Drax Files: World Makers -Episode 31:Tom Boellstorff
- August 12, 2015
- Tom Boellstorff, anthropology professor, is featured in video by The Drax Files August 12, 2015
From Drax Files:
How well do you get to know the people that you meet in Second Life? If you’re Tom Boellstorff - probably a great deal more than most! As a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California: Irvine and digital ethnographer inworld, Tom has spent much of his 12 years in Second Life getting to know the people he’s encountered. In this episode of the Drax Files, Tom discusses avatar identity, the use of virtual worlds for gameplay and self exploration, and why referring to offline life as ‘real life’ poses a problem when studying technology like Second Life. Watch now to hear more of his personal take on the future of virtual worlds and some of his observations on the communities he’s encountered inworld.