New MMO character type: the sociologist

I’ve been chattering on about the sociology of the metaverse for what feels like yonks (and long since it stopped being a trending topic), but academic interest in synthetic worlds and virtual realities shows no sign of abating, according to Ars Technica‘s round-up of recent MMO-related papers, journals and real-money research grants [via Nick Harkaway].

Give it a few more years, and there’ll be embedded ARG/MMO anthropologists. That’s the year you’ll see me heading back into the education system… 🙂

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