[SLED] Good Deeds in 3D? Is altruism a special trait of this medium?

Daniel Livingstone daniel.livingstone at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 1 03:14:26 PDT 2006


I would agree for sure that for many people the virtual world does
seem to somehow encourage more openness, and a lot of cooperation.

Lets not forget the griefers though!

daniel

On 31/08/06, Henrik Bennetsen <hbe at lysedage.dk> wrote:
> Hi Jeremy,
>
> one of the best accounts of these things I have read is The Sopranos
> Meets. EverQuest - http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/dac/papers/Jakobsson.pdf
>
> T. L. further elaborates in her book: Play Between Worlds -
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0262201631/102-8961628-4886509?v=glance&n=283155
> which I would highly recommend anyway :)
>
> > Example: Take the generally negative attitude in the SL forums vs. the
> > opposite behavior by the VERY SAME residents in-world.
> >
>
> This is something that also interests me very much and I have just written
> a section called That Extra Dimension -
> http://slcreativity.org/wiki/index.php?title=3D_vs._2D on how things in 3D
> plays out differently than in 2D. This is a draft and part of something
> bigger, so enter at your own risk :)
>
> If you wonder about my references to The Space Flight Museum then you can
> check my case study -
> http://slcreativity.org/wiki/index.php?title=International_Space_Flight_Museum
> on it.
>
> Comments would be most welcome,
>
> Henrik.
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