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The Resource The Second Life Herald : the virtual tabloid that witnessed the dawn of the metaverse, Peter Ludlow and Mark Wallace

The Second Life Herald : the virtual tabloid that witnessed the dawn of the metaverse, Peter Ludlow and Mark Wallace

Label
The Second Life Herald : the virtual tabloid that witnessed the dawn of the metaverse
Title
The Second Life Herald
Title remainder
the virtual tabloid that witnessed the dawn of the metaverse
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ludlow and Mark Wallace
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a virtual journalist for a virtual newspaper reporting on the digital world of an online game lands on the real-world front page of the New York Times, it just might signal the dawn of a new era. Virtual journalist Peter Ludlow was banned from The Sims Online for being a bit too good at his job - for reporting in his virtual tabloid the Alphaville Herald on the cyber-brothels, crimes, and strong-arm tactics that had become rife in the game - and when the Times, the BBC, CNN, and other media outlets covered the story, users all over the Internet called the banning censorship. Seeking a new virtual home, Ludlow moved the Herald to another virtual world - the powerful online environment of Second Life - just as it was about to explode onto the international mediascape and usher in the next iteration of the Internet. In The Second Life Herald, Ludlow and his colleague Mark Wallace take us behind the scenes of the Herald as they report on the emergence of a fascinating universe of virtual spaces that will become the next generation of the World Wide Web: a 3-D environment that provides richer, more expressive interactions than the Web we know today. In 1992, science fiction writer Neal Stephenson imagined the "Metaverse," a virtual space that we would enter via the Internet and in which we would conduct important parts of our daily lives. According to Ludlow and Wallace, that future is coming sooner than we think. They chronicle its chaotic, exhilarating, frightening birth, including the issue that the mainstream media often ignore: conflicts across the client-server divide over who should write the laws governing virtual worlds
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ludlow, Peter
Dewey number
794.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1469.25.S425
LC item number
L83 2007eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wallace, M.
Series statement
The MIT Press Ser
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Second Life (Game)
  • Avatars (Virtual reality)
  • Tabloid newspapers
  • Shared virtual environments
  • Internet
  • FICTION
  • Avatars (Virtual reality)
  • Internet
  • Second Life (Game)
  • Shared virtual environments
  • Tabloid newspapers
  • Second Life
  • Virtuelle Realität
Label
The Second Life Herald : the virtual tabloid that witnessed the dawn of the metaverse, Peter Ludlow and Mark Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-295)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The death of Urizenus -- Inside the virtual world -- Slinging bolts at the robot factory -- A day in the life of a techno-pagan newsroom -- Dollars and cyberspace -- The case of the broken jaw -- Crossing the line: scamming, griefing, and real-world crime -- Down the rabbit hole -- "Cyber me, baby!": sex, love, and software in the virtual world -- Murdered! -- Behind the pixel curtain -- Taking it to the virtual streets -- Into the code: exploits, mods, and hacks -- The resurrection of Urizenus Sklar -- The power of the virtual press -- Ruling the metaverse -- The day the grid disappeared -- The metaverse is born
Control code
181030387
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 295 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435606029
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181030387
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The Second Life Herald : the virtual tabloid that witnessed the dawn of the metaverse, Peter Ludlow and Mark Wallace
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-295)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The death of Urizenus -- Inside the virtual world -- Slinging bolts at the robot factory -- A day in the life of a techno-pagan newsroom -- Dollars and cyberspace -- The case of the broken jaw -- Crossing the line: scamming, griefing, and real-world crime -- Down the rabbit hole -- "Cyber me, baby!": sex, love, and software in the virtual world -- Murdered! -- Behind the pixel curtain -- Taking it to the virtual streets -- Into the code: exploits, mods, and hacks -- The resurrection of Urizenus Sklar -- The power of the virtual press -- Ruling the metaverse -- The day the grid disappeared -- The metaverse is born
Control code
181030387
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 295 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435606029
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181030387
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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