Re: [xmca] Invitation to Second life

From: Olga Vasquez <ovasquez who-is-at>
Date: Thu Jul 10 2008 - 15:14:32 PDT

Wonderful, Bruce we look forward to entering
multiple levels at the conference and meeting your
avatar. We have Donna Russell and Julia Gillen
who are presenting on their activities
on SL in RL and it maybe the panel that will be
presented in SL. Do you want to join
them, if indeed they will present their work on SL?

>This is a great idea. I will aim to be there in
>the form of my avatar alter ego who might look a
>bit out of place at an academic conference and
>doesn't look anything like me (younger and more
>handsome ;).)
>Seriously, is anyone doing or does anyone know
>of CHAT research on Second Life or similar
>virtual worlds? I became interested through
>taking part in a 'virtual strike' organised by
>trade unions in SL last September and have
>written about this experience using Lefevbre's
>ideas on the production of space. SL is very
>interesting in that very direct social
>interactions are possible through a medium that
>is at the same time obviously totally artificial
>and that they take place in the ether of
>cyberspace but at the same time have a 'face to
>face' feel. There is also a sense of
>displacement from being in two places at once.
>Multiple levels of mediation by way of an
>extremely complex and constantly changing
>artefact (which has a fascinating political
>ecconomy as well).
>Bruce R
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>Subject: [xmca] Invitation to Second life
>Dear Congress participants,
>I am attaching a letter of invitation to
>participate in 5 Second Life presentations
>that will be featured by ISCAR 2008. I you are
>interested, please prepare before the
>conference to facilitate smooth access during the
>Congress--guidelines are stated in
>the letter.
>If you have any questions, please direct them to
>Jon Stern at and
>Kristen Clark at, not to me.
>Thanks much,
>Olga A. Vásquez
>Associate Professor
>Department of Communication
>University of California, San Diego
>La Jolla, CA 92093-0503
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