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Zoom not cutting it for you? Try exploring a virtual world

Wired, May 3, 2020

May 3, 2020

Zoom not cutting it for you? Try exploring a virtual world

I recently took a trip to Anteater Island in Second Life, where UC Irvine professor Tom Boellstorff is teaching his Digital Cultures class this semester. Boellstorff, an anthropologist, has studied Second Life nearly since its inception in 2003, but this is the first time he’s teaching class using the program. … Being in the same virtual space “does seem to have supported interactions that would not have happened if only using Zoom or a similar conference call program,” he says.