Summary Of Spectacular Interventions Of Second Life

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For this week’s topic, the course begins to explore internet subcultures with a focus on the “gamer.” While video game playing and similar practices have developed into a legitimate entertainment medium with narratives, art design, and addicting gameplay, the industry creates a sense of community. However, continuing similar cases of “trolling” on the internet, gamers are often subject to various forms of harassments such as disruptive gameplay, verbal assaults, and hateful messages. In the first reading, “Spectacular Interventions of Second Life,” author Burcu Bakioglu explores the practice of “griefing” in the game Second Life, which he describes as disruptive gameplay in the effort to negative affect the other players’ experiences (Bakioglu,
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