Some of you may recall that I have an interest in anthropology. Sometimes I feel like an ethnographer when I play on the MMPORG worlds I'm involved in. I do try and keep an interest in the general state of play in academic anthropology on cyber realities. I haven't really tightened my own thinking on the subject a great deal but do keep it in the background amongst my intellectual pursuits.
Recently came across this site, the Dadleaus Project which uses a sociological approach to tracking World of Warcraft and other video based MMPORGs, and deriving social science insights on the cyber realities that millions share. If you're into this kind of thing you might find it interesting.
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