We are happy to announce the publication of a NEW ISSUE of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR):
Volume 9, Number 2:
Assembled 2016 (Part 2)
Issue editors: Suely Fragoso, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; Maria del Carmen Gil Ortega, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK; Athanasios G. Malamos, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece.
This issue, as with all JVWR assembled issues, aimed at highlighting the diversity of issues of virtual and real worlds. Three of the five articles are concerned with questions related to the body, specially the gendered body, but each brings a different perspective: YouTubing on gender, race and ethnicity; gender issues through avatar choice, appearance and identification; and the potential of a union between virtual technologies and body image. The other two articles discuss questions related to user generated content: links between creation, consumption and motivation in digital environments; and a methodology for the identification of relationships between networks of individuals.
Issue Editor Corner
Suely Fragoso, Maria del Carmen Gil Ortega, Athanasios G. Malamos
Peer Reviewed Research Papers
YouTubing Difference: Performing Identity in Video Communities
Samara M Anarbaeva
Exploring Intrinsic Gender Identity Using Second Life
Barbara Maria Mitra, Paul Golz
Technology and the Not-so-Stable Body: “Being There” in the Cyborg’s Dilemma
Sean Philip Gleason
‘I Create Therefore I Virtually Exist’: Digital Content Creation, Virtual Consumption, and Motivation in Second Life
Peter Nagy, Bernadett Koles
Detecting Covert Networks in Multilingual Groups: Evidence within a Virtual World
Janea Triplet, Andrew Harrison, Brian Mennecke, Akmal Mirsadikov
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