Update: if you are interested by this thematic, have a look on this article : 9 Amazing Benefits of Technology in the Classroom (+18 Best Ways to Incorporate Technology) Telecom Bretagne – jan 21th. RL/SL The new collective usages related with Web2, the standardization of API (more generally data formats) as well as the growing propularity of collaborative mapping services are some of the main recent advances in the digital world. Leveraging on our individual and social experiences, these advances allow the design of new services and interfaces that mix both virtual and real dimensions into a unique “relational continuum“. … Continuer la lecture

Coming of Age in Second Life – An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human

Chapter One  The Subject and Scope of This Inquiry  Arrivals and departures-Everyday Second Life-Terms of discussion-The emergence of virtual worlds-The posthuman and the human-What this, a book, does. Arrivals and Departures.  Imagine yourself suddenly set down surrounded by all your gear, alone on a tropical beach close to a native village while the launch or dinghy which has brought you sails away out of sight (figure 1.1). You have nothing to do, but to start at once on your ethnographic work. Imagine further that you are a beginner, without previous experience, with nothing to guide you and no one to … Continuer la lecture