Tuesday, September 18, 2007
More Second Life Questions
This long and thoughtful piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education ponders the ethical implications of professors assigning students to participate in Second Life or the universities setting up virtual shops there in a world where virtual assault and harassment are more and more prominent. Provides examples of some of the things happening there if you aren’t a current participant. Again, this is an area that should be seen as an opportunity for the study of the development of informal norm violation and the potential for creation of formal laws, sanctions, and enforcement. There has to be a computer gee . . . individual somewhere who can start taking this stuff forward.