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Convergence of the Real and the Virtual

The First Scientific Conference in World of Warcraft


This is a scientific conference to be held May 9-11, 2008, inside World of Warcraft, devoted to research on WoW and on virtual worlds in general. It was proposed by John Bohannon, who creates the Gonzo Scientist feature for the AAAS journal Science. The organizer is William Sims Bainbridge, a social and information scientist, whose conference e-mail address is wsbainbridge@gmail.com and whose personal website is HERE.




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Conference Info:


Where: Earthen Ring US


Clothing Fashions

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The Science guild will continue after this conference as a point of communication about WoW and other virtual worlds, and a fun questing group. If you want to play an active role, send your thoughts to wsbainbridge@gmail.com.





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