[iDC] Second Life as educational tool
chris at crowriver.net
Wed Jan 31 15:36:03 EST 2007
At the risk of being known as "the guy who just forwards snippets
from The Register", I thought I would.....you get the picture.
I'm not at all sure about this critique of Second Life, in some
respects it is highly subjective, has a phobia about feminists, and
is a tad narcissistic (but then it is about a fantasy role play).
"Second Life is perhaps the whitest environmet I've ever experienced,
and the most middle-class: I'm hard pressed to recall a single
conversation with an undeucated resident. By and large, everyone is
playing, and everyone has a fairly healthy bank account, as the basic
costs of entry - even for a free account - are dictated by some
rather pricey computing parephrenalia (sic). Everyone is concerned
with arts and science, and speaks with pride about information
technology; everyone likes to learn; everyone believes in progress.
It is, literally, an online white suburban paradise."
Whoever thought virtual reality could bring up so many 'real' issues?
My big, fat, lily-white Second Life
By Destiny Welles
Published Tuesday 30th January 2007 15:11 GMT
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