Thursday, April 06, 2006

Event at the Social Simulation Research Lab

I'm hosting an event this evening (8pm GMT, 12pm PST) at the in-world Social Simulation Research Lab, my Second Life hub of operations. You can find out more here, but if you don't have an SL account, you can see what'll be going on below:

Discussion: Social Setworks in SL

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2006
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM (60 minutes)
Location: Games1 (177,111)
Host: Mynci Gorky
Category: Discussion
Cover Charge? No

Event description: Who controls information in Second Life? Is it the Lindens or the Land Barons? The Feted Inner Core or the Furries?
How do fads and trends spread around the Grid?

What relevance does who you know in the virtual world have with what you know, and where you go? How do your in-world friends make you who you are? Come to the Social Simulation Research Lab (Games1 205, 244 - next door to the _blacklibrary) for a discussion on the role of friendship and knowledge in Second Life, and to discuss the implications of such research for the First one.

I’m working on research at the University of Surrey to answer these questions by describing the communication patterns of Second Life. This event is not a presentation, but I will answer any questions you have about the research. Please come with your theories and insights!

IM Mynci Gorky for a TP!


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