[iDC] Secondlife [and hello]

Radhika Gajjala radhika at cyberdiva.org
Wed Jan 6 20:34:43 UTC 2010

Hi all,

I only recently joined this list.

I see that some old friends are also on this list.

Regarding the question about secondlife.

Yes it still has not too great graphics - it is no longer as exciting  
in terms of being a virtual economy as it was in 2007 and so on - in  
other words if you are looking for "new" - SL is not it.

But there are several groups that hang out there for different  
reasons. I see some academic groups, some classes being held there,  
and as people on this list have already noted - artists and activists  
and nonprofits are there as well.

The initial buzzzz seems to have died down.

I am there for research - not to research "secondlife" per se - but to  
understand digital subjectivity through that context - pretty much in  
the same way I stayed on in the text based MOOs long after there was  
no one there (I still "am" on pmcmoo although all other moos I was on  
- mediamoo, lingua etc have vanished].

In short I am still researching there and sometimes I still subject my  
grad students and undergrad classes to exploring there.

Radhika Gajjala
Professor of Communication Studies and Cultural Studies
Interim Women's Studies Director 2009-2010
233 Shatzel
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH  43403

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