A meditation on virtual worlds: May 2010

Zen and the Art of Avatar Maintenance.

The opening act of this report is a meditation on virtual worlds, and the perceptions and fears that some have of them.

From this, the report outlines the main trends which have emerged during the three years which Virtual World Watch has been monitoring the use of this technology in UK academia.

Following on, Virtual World Watch takes a look at how it has operated in the last few years, including successes and failures, and what it intrinsically means to be a ‘service’.


The report concludes with some well due acknowledgements and thanks.

Zen and the Art of Avatar Maintenance. (566Kb PDF document)

This report was one of the deliverables of the Virtual World Watch project and service.