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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Autism in Second Life 

This video presents some of the key issues for autism activists, showing the tensions between the medical model and the social model in everyday terms. But it also highlights how new technology – specifically the internet can be a powerful tool for such groups. Amanda Baggs has taken the Autism Liberation Front into Second Life, representing her everyday behaviours in virtual space….this is fascinating: why choose to be other than you are?

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