Tom Boellstorff: Teaching digital culture in second life

As reported in the UCI News by Lilibeth Garcia, because social / physical distancing prevents him from teaching in his usual environment – an auditorium located in UCI’s state-of-the-art Anteater Learning Pavilion – Professor Tom Boellstorff has created Anteater Island within Second Life, a place that allows him to continue to teach his course, Digital Cultures (Anthropology 128C), directly to his students without fear or risk of possible infection. … Tom made the move to using Second Life as UCI sought to moving its teaching activities on-line as a result of the pandemic.