Art and Exploration, Deep Thoughts, Identity and Expression, Second Life

Tom Boellstorff on Anthropology, Virtual Worlds, Culture and Change

Following the jump is my interview with Tom Boellstorff, author of Coming of Age in Second Life at the recent Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference.

As always, he was amazing although I’m the first to admit I’m a gushing fanboi when it comes to Tom.

His comments in particular on techne versus episteme and the role of ideas in a virtual world really struck home. While it may seem like 45 minutes is a lengthy chunk of your day, I can pretty much guarantee that the following is well worth watching.


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