The Gorean Community in Second Life: Rules of Sexual Inspired Role-Play

Authors

  • Tjarda Sixma

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4101/jvwr.v1i3.330

Keywords:

Second Life, Virtual World, Role-play, Ethnography, Community, Rules

Abstract

Gor is one of the most successful role-play themes in the Virtual World of Second Life (SL). In this theme, player-characters act out a barbaric world of sexual slavery that is based on the novels of John Norman. Norman

Author Biography

Tjarda Sixma

Tjarda Sixma (1962) cultivated her art from the 1980s until 2004in photography, video and painting. Her work has been accepted by several museum collections including the Groninger Museum. Currently she works as a freelance illustrator. She holds an M.A. in New Media and Digital Culture from Utrecht University. Her research interests include online virtual worlds, media literacy and the influence of the digitalization on art photography. She has published about the history of the picture phone (Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 2007) and gives lectures on media literacy and new media art.

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Published

2009-01-17

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Peer Reviewed Research Papers