– State of Play VI – We’ll be there
– CFPs: JVWR
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June 19-20, 2009: The State of Play VI Conference
A Conference on the Serious Study of Virtual Worlds
On June 19-20, 2009, New York Law School’s State of Play Conference will convene in New York to examine the past, present and future of virtual worlds. In conjunction with the University of Southern California Network Culture Project at the Annenberg School for Communication, and with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the conference will focus on the startling rise of virtual worlds and multiplayer online games, and ask whether these worlds have reached a plateau in their development. At the same time we will question whether we have reached a limit in our understanding of these worlds, and ask whether there are useful research questions still left to pursue.
Please visit www.nyls.edu/stateofplay for more information.
I will also be attending the grad student symposium on 18th. If you would like to meet and chat about business models, marketing, business-game-design, monetization or anything else please contact me through Facebook or VERN profile.
It is also possible to write guest posts to VERN. E-mail us for further details.
Journal of Virtual World Research CFPs:
Volume 2, Number 4
Theme: Virtual Economies, Virtual Goods and Service Delivery in Virtual Worlds
Mandy Salomon, Smart Services CRC, Australia
Serge Soudoplatoff, ESCP-EAP / Hetic, France
Deadline for Abstracts: 15 June 2009
To be Published: November 2009
Volume 3, Number 1
Theme: Research Methods for Virtual Worlds
Elizabeth Dean, RTI, USA
Tracy Tuten, Longwood University, USA
Deadline for Abstracts: 15 September 2009
To be Published: February 2010
Call For Papers (Forthcoming)