New Virtual World Sansar Is Ready to Pick Up Where Second Life Left Off In May 2006, Bloomberg’s Businessweek ran a cover story detailing the business empire of real estate millionaire Anshe Chung. What caught the world’s attention, however, is … Continue reading The democracy of Sansar
Second Life Is Back for a Third Life, This Time in Virtual Reality In theory, you can do whatever you want in virtual reality, and my VR tour guide and I are taking this seriously: we’re dressed like aliens (he’s … Continue reading The business model of Sansar
Linden Lab’s Sansar will take virtual worlds far beyond Second Life Second Life is by far the most successful virtual world ever created. And with Sansar, the creators of Second Life at Linden Lab believe they can use virtual reality … Continue reading The new Sansar
Inside Sansar, the VR successor to Second Life The door is bright red, perched at the top of a mossy stone staircase in the middle of a floating island. When I approach, a mysterious tune begins emanating from it, as … Continue reading Will Sansar become mainstream?
Balancing act It can be tricky enough to successfully balance the different priorities that make demands upon our time and energy on a daily basis; throw SL into the mix, and the challenge becomes greater for those of us who … Continue reading The social contract of Second Life
Why Would a Woman Want to Roleplay as a Virtual Mom? Longtime SL blogger Alicia Chenaux has a fascinating post which helps illuminate a remarkable phenomenon in Second Life: The existence of virtual families, in which groups of SLers roleplay … Continue reading Roleplays in Second Life
In Academic Study of Sex in Second Life, 60% Enjoy Virtual Version Over Real Life Thing In the journal Psychology and Sexuality, Gilbert and his team investigated the sexual behavior and attitudes in Second Life. He and his team looked … Continue reading Is virtual sex real?