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Research Wiki of William Sims Bainbridge, Ph.D.

 

 

This screenshot from May 2008 shows a Blood Elf dancing with a Night Elf to celebrate the successful conclusion of a scientific conference held in World of Warcraft: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual  Both were my own avatars, "multiboxing" with two computers.

 

 

Back to WoW!

A revisit ethnographic study of World of Warcraft

  

Starting in January 2007, I have repeatedly entered this marvelous virtual world to carry out observational and even statistical research.  One major result was the 2010 book, The Warcraft Civilization, published by MIT Press:

 

http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/warcraft-civilization

 

Another was the first major scientific conference held in a gameworld, as shown in the picture to the left.  Very recent virtual world studies are in the WRSP online encyclopedia:

 

https://wrldrels.org/2019/09/18/world-of-warcraft/

 

https://wrldrels.org/2019/10/04/everquest/

 

WSB blog: https://ieet.org/index.php/IEET2/bio/bainbridge

 

WSB information:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sims_Bainbridge

 

Curriculum Vitae   -  Online Datasets  - Recent Online Publications 

WRSP online encyclopedia:

 

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