Monthly Archives: September 2012
The team from the Virtual Worlds Research Group at Roskilde University in Denmark were filmed giving talks about their varied and unique research projects — about the major findings that came out of their participation in the group. You can view each by following this link. Unfortunately, unless you understand Danish, only mine and Ates’ interviews will be understandable to you, which is why they are embedded below. However, you can visit the videos, get a gist of what their research was, and then contact Sisse, Ursula, Dixi, Louise, and Lisbeth for more information.
The anthology collecting the project’s studies, Researching Virtual Worlds, is now available.
My latest article at Clearance Bin Review delves into the psychological and sociocultural reasons for why we seem to be so obsessed with zombies lately. They are everywhere in our pop culture and mass media, and their fans organize charity events and protests. Speaking with a fellow fan of zombies (who organizes events like the one below), we discuss their realism as their staying power, and how the uncertain times we live in only fuels our obsessions with zombies and preparing for the (unlikely) zombie apocalypse.