RE: [xmca] online games as tools for sociability

From: Luiz Carlos Baptista <lucabaptista who-is-at>
Date: Wed Jan 30 2008 - 17:22:55 PST

Thanks a lot, Michaels (Cole and Evans)

and by "good places" I mean institutions.



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To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: Re: [xmca] online games as tools for sociability


If you haven't already seen this, MIT Press (in conjunction with the
MacArthur Foundation in the US) has just released a six-volume series that
might assist with your efforts:

I'm currently using "The Ecology of Games" in my course...

BTW, when you say you're searching for "good places to pursue this kind of
research" - were you referring to institutions, conferences, or something

Best of luck!

michael a. evans
assistant professor
306 war memorial hall (0313)
department of learning sciences & technologies
school of education
virginia tech  
phone: +1 540.231.3743
fax: +1 540.231.9075
> From: Luiz Carlos Baptista <>
> Reply-To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <>
> Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 23:20:05 +0000
> To: "'eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity'" <>
> Subject: [xmca] online games as tools for sociability
> Hi all,
> I've been missing for quite a while, lost in the jungle of Philosophy of
> Language. But now I want to embark on a new research project. I am about
> start studying online games, which I see as tools for sociability (in
> Simmel's sense). As some of you may know, there is a growing literature on
> ethnographical and sociological accounts of this phenomenon, and I intend
> draw on this work in order to pursue a philosophically oriented research,
> dealing also with issues such as make-believe, joint pretense, distributed
> cognition and the intermingling of "real" and "fictional" objects and
> characters.
> I am just finishing collecting the relevant material and hope to start
> working on it in the next few weeks. I would appreciate any suggestions
> might make, as well as info about good places to pursue this kind of
> research (since I am interested in working abroad).
> Best regards,
> Luiz Carlos Baptista
> **********
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> Luiz Carlos Baptista
> Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem
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