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  1. To Be or Be Virtual; Is This a Question?

    Edward Castranova, author of Synthetic Worlds and virtual world scholarship community builder, spearheads a project at Indiana University called Arden. Arden is the first in what the Synthetic Worlds Initiative at IU hopes will prove many efforts to bring controlled research methodologies to full societal scope. Essentially, Arden is a massively multiplayer online "game" set in Shakespearean England. It is named after the famous Forest of Arden from Shakespeare's play As You Like It where characters from a "mundane" town find themselves plunged into a fantasy realm that initially disorients them yet eventually proves to mirror the …

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