[SLED] Sense of Place

AJ sorry.afk at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 11:33:44 PST 2009


Meatspace?  Ack - that is, imho, even worse (I'd have said distasteful, but
the pun was too much for me to bear).

This reduces humans to "meat" - and, personally, it just sounds creepy.



On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 1:09 AM, Morgan Leigh <morgan at wirejunkie.com> wrote:

> Greetings, I also dislike 'real world' and choose to use meatspace as it
> really reminds me of one of the few real differences.
>
> Regards,
>
> Morgan Leigh
> PhD Candidate
> School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics
> University of Queensland
> http://slurl.com/secondlife/UQ%20Religion%20Bazaar/127/49/48
>
> AJ wrote:
> > Esme, thanks for sharing this - very compelling.  I can certainly say
> > I've had a similar experience.
> >
> > This is one reason why I do not use the term "real world", because there
> > is absolutely nothing unreal about my experiences in the virtual world.
> > I've adopt Tom Boelstorff's use of "actual world".  If you've not read
> > his book, "Coming of Age in Second Life", I recommend it.  Its an
> > ethnographic look at Second Life and very well done, I thought.
> >
> > aj
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 11:25 PM, Esme Qunhua <esmequnhua at gmail.com
> > <mailto:esmequnhua at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     I attended a meeting recently in Second Life.  It happened to be a
> >     particularly good meeting, the discussion lively, some fascinating
> >     speakers using voice, lots of productive back chatter.  When it was
> >     over I returned to the physical world, to getting ready for dinner.
> >     I told a friend about the session and was asked if, when leaving SL,
> >     did I have to transition back to the physical world.  I imagined for
> >     a second, my molecules reentering the atomosphere, organizing
> >     themselves into my office chair.  I responded that there was no need
> >     for cautious decompression, but...  My memory is of "that place and
> >     those people," meaning the meeting venue and the avatars around the
> >     table.  When I am engaged in second life, I have little awareness or
> >     memory of my self sitting alone in an office behind a computer.
> >
> >     When I am in Second Life I am there in one of the many places.  I'm
> >     wondering if the sense of place is an experience that comes
> >     naturally to all users?  Is it something that develops as you spend
> >     time in SL?  Do students end up spending enough time in SL to have
> >     the place experience?
> >
> >     What do you think?
> >
> >     --
> >     Esme Qunhua/Jane Wilde
> >     Geek
> >     Faculty, Marlboro College Grad Center
> >     Marlboro College Graduate School
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