March 8, 2006

The Dibbell Strikes Back

Category: Books/Articles — @ 4:51 pm

Yesterday, Julian Dibbell (whose site is down) gave a talk at Rutgers on his forthcoming book Play Money and participated in our weekly seminar at the CCA (which has a nice new website). Thanks to his various presentations, he has convinced me, not that I needed much convincing in the first place, that his forthcoming book is going to be as fanstastic as My Tiny Life . And if there is one book on cyberspace sociality, ethics, and embodiement that has had some serious staying power, it is this one. It is assigned, with good reason, in nearly every class that has to do with cyberspace, and the packed room of undergraduates there to see Dibbell talk just confirmed his broad influence. If you have a chance to see him talk, do so, his dry wit combines with the material of money, economies, and gaming, quite nicely.

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