Vol 2, No 4 (2009)

Virtual Economies, Virtual Goods and Service Delivery in Virtual Worlds

Issue Editors: Mandy Salomon, Smart Services CRC, Australia; Serge Soudoplatoff, ESCP-EAP / Hetic, France

In this special edition on virtual-world goods and trade, we are pleased to present articles from a global cohort of contributors covering a wide range of issues. Some of our writers, such Edward Castronova, Julian Dibbell or KZero’s Nic Mitham will be well known to you as distinguished leaders in the field, but it is equally our pleasure to introduce exciting new voices. Here you will find pieces written by academics, practitioners, journalists, a documentary filmmaker and perhaps the youngest contributor to JVWR yet, Eli Kosminksy, who attends high school in upstate New York. We would also point out that this issue extends its format to include Anthony Gilmore’s pictorial story, Julian Dibbell’s audio interview, and Lori Landay’s machinima. In real life, most contributors live in the US, the UK and Europe, and we, the editors, are based in Australia and France.

Table of Contents

Issue Editors' Corner

Mandy Salomon, Serge Soudoplatoff
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Interactive Online Exhibits and Demonstrations

Lori Landay
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Invited Articles

Edward Castronova
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Julian Dibbel
Anthony Gilmore
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Nic Mitham
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Peer Reviewed Research Papers

Stefano de Paoli, Aphra Kerr
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Stéphane Kieger
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Robin Teigland
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Seung-A Annie Jin, Justin Bolebruch
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Research Papers

Richard Heeks
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Eli Kosminsky
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Research-in-brief papers

Seung-A Annie Jin, Justin Bolebruch

“Think Pieces”

Minna Ruckenstein
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Shenlei E. Winkler
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Monographs

Maura Welch
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Assembled (rush to press papers)

Shaowen Bardzell
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