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April 13, 2007

Henry Jenkins' Interview with


Wagner James Au

[Image, left: Wagner James Au with Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase.] "I have been using this blog, off and on, across the past few months, to focus attention and generate debate about Second Life as a particularly rich example of participatory culture. Those who have followed this blog over time will have read my response to Clay Shirkey's critique of Second Life, my conversation with Peter Ludlow, the editor of the Second Life Herald and the co-Author of a new book on virtual worlds, and my response to questions about the relationship between Second Life and real world politics. Today, I want to continue this consideration of Second Life with an interview with Wagner James Au, the author of a forthcoming book, New World Notes, which describes his experiences as an "embedded journalist" covering the early days of Second Life. Au had contacted me in response to some of my earlier posts on this topic and I asked if he'd be willing to share some of his thoughts to my readers." Notes from a New World: Interview with Wagner James Au (Part One) and Notes from a New World: Interview with Wagner James Au (Part Two) (For our readers in Boston, Wagner James Au will participate in "The Art of Living a Second Life" panel discussion at the Museum of Science on April 25. More information here.)

Posted by jo at April 13, 2007 05:55 PM