Thursday, January 13, 2011

Presentation on the Disabled at Virtual Ability Island

Representation of Disability in the Virtual World
Presenter: ZiplockedGoldfish Twig

Thursday, January 13, 2011
8:00pm SLT
The Sojourner Auditorium, Virtual Ability Island

ZiplockedGoldfish is a student of Media at a major US university. This presentation is based on the findings of her research as an in-world anthropologist; in which she questioned the representation of disability in virtual worlds – through the lens of personal, social, and cultural expectations.

She seeks to define ‘virtual disability’ and to debunk the falsities regarding virtual disabilities expressed in the writings of a predominant Second Life theorist, Tom Boellstorff.

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