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Construction of Digital Space: Second Life as a fantasy or a work tool
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2007 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed) PublishedAlternative title
Konstruktion av Digitala Utrymmen : Second Life, fantasi eller arbetsverktyg? (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Drawing upon Gaston Bachelard´s The Poetics of Space and Henri Lefebvre´s The Production of Space, I read both private and public digital 3D spaces made available through SL and examine to what extent they are inscribed in or distanced from the underlying ideology of Second Life. I use textual sources - written codes of conduct, covenants written by the land owners, actual buildings and environments created in Second Life, an interview, as well as blogs and articles - to explore how three different categories of space are constructed and maintained: one where SL is primarily seen as a work tool for profit or teaching, another where the main goal is a detailed, homogenuous and highly visual space, and a third category where a homogenuous space is created in order to enable a more organized fantasy and facilitate game-play. Choice of Theme: Expressions of ideology in design and digital technologies

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Södertörn, 2007.
Keyword [en]
Second Life, digital space, social space, Henri Lefebvre, Gaston Bachelard
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Specific Languages Computer Science Human Aspects of ICT
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8590Local ID: diva2:836321
M3 - The Virtual '07
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2008-06-12 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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