Friday, October 24, 2008
I was in Bristol on Monday at this seminar, and although I enjoyed it, I was struck by how little new stuff was being discussed. On the train down I reviewed a really interesting piece on chat, and this tied in with what I’ve been reading on IM as research tool (pdf here). It seems to me that there’s relatively little going in terms of research into interaction in virtual worlds, so when a friend drew my attention to The Journal of Virtual Worlds Research I began to imagine the possibilities. Well, prepare to be disappointed. There is nothing that really focuses on interaction but there are pieces by Rheingold, Benedikt and Schroeder. Worth watching, then.