Forward: Call for Book chapters

 Robin and Dominic are looking for contributions for their forthcoming book: Postcards from the Metaverse – Reflections on how the entangling of thevirtual with the physical may impact society, politics, and the economy. Editors: Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics and Dominic Power, Uppsala University.

 

New waves of internet and information technology are beginning to promise

ever richer and more immersive ways to connect with technology and with each
other. Developments in augmented reality, social media, virtual worlds and
the immersive/3D internet signal a move towards communications technologies
and virtual spaces that offer immersive experiences persuasive enough to
begin to blur the lines between the virtual and the physical. This book aims
to compile leading edge voices from diverse backgrounds to write about how
they imagine the future immersive internet will shape or misshape society,
politics, and the economy.
 
The intention is to create a book based on a collection of short thought
pieces that will critically engage with the future directions that the
immersive internet might, should, or even should not take. The idea is not
to collect a series of empirical pieces but to collect pieces that provoke
and attempt to take in the big picture and the long term.
 
As the immersive internet - including social media, augmented reality,
virtual worlds, online games, 3D internet and beyond - is being explored by
a number of different disciplines we encourage participation from a wide
range of academic disciplines: e.g.,  artificial intelligence, business
administration, cognitive psychology, communication, economics, geography,
human-computer interaction, neuroscience, social psychology, sociology.
Equally since the future of the immersive internet is very much an open
creative process, we invite contributions from social commentators, business
people, technology cr eators, writers and thinkers. To date, we have
participation confirmations from more than 10 leading researchers such as
Tom Boellstorff, Mia Consalvo, Edward Castranova, Tony O’Driscoll, and Barry
Wellman.
 
The idea is to create a thought-provoking and challenging book that builds
on thoughtful short chapters (5-10 pages in length) that take a progressive
and/or critical perspective on some aspect of how the immersive internet can
be a space for progressive social, political and economic development in the
future.
 
Submission guidelines and timeline:
 
After the initial call is completed, we will approach several major
publishers. The production of the book will be facilitated by the editors as
well as members of the Nordic Virtual Worlds Network (Nordic VW Network,
www.nordicworlds.net). The initial intention is to publish the collection as
an eBook that will be available across multiple platforms: e.g. Amazon,
iTunes, and direct download. The book will be licensed under Creative
Commons. We also aim to publish the book in paper format.
 
March 1, 2011: Please enter your abstract or  short outline of your
contribution of maximum 300 words at
editors by March 1, 2011.
 
July 1, 2011: Upon abstract acceptance, authors will be invited to submit
full chapters of between 3500 and 5000 words. All submitted chapters will be
reviewed on a double-blind basis by subject experts. The editors will strive
to be an active and helpful resource to the ch apter authors.
 
Fourth quarter 2011: Anticipated date for book to be ready for publication
 
Please do not hesitate to contact either of the editors if you have further
  
Robin and Dominic are looking for contributions for their forthcoming book:  Postcards from the Metaverse – Reflections on how the entangling of the
virtual with the physical may impact society, politics, and the economy.
 
Editors: Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics and Dominic Power, Uppsala University 
 
New waves of internet and information technology are beginning to promise
ever richer and more immersive ways to connect with technology and with each
other. Developments in augmented reality, social media, virtual worlds and
the immersive/3D internet signal a move towards communications technologies
and virtual spaces that offer immersive experiences persuasive enough to
begin to blur the lines between the virtual and the physical. This book aims
to compile leading edge voices from diverse backgrounds to write about how
they imagine the future immersive internet will shape or misshape society,
politics, and the economy.
 
The intention is to create a book based on a collection of short thought
pieces that will critically engage with the future directions that the
immersive internet might, should, or even should not take. The idea is not
to collect a series of empirical pieces but to collect pieces that provoke
and attempt to take in the big picture and the long term.
 
As the immersive internet - including social media, augmented reality,
virtual worlds, online games, 3D internet and beyond - is being explored by
a number of different disciplines we encourage participation from a wide
range of academic disciplines: e.g.,  artificial intelligence, business
administration, cognitive psychology, communication, economics, geography,
human-computer interaction, neuroscience, social psychology, sociology.
Equally since the future of the immersive internet is very much an open
creative process, we invite contributions from social commentators, business
people, technology cr eators, writers and thinkers. To date, we have
participation confirmations from more than 10 leading researchers such as
Tom Boellstorff, Mia Consalvo, Edward Castranova, Tony O’Driscoll, and Barry
Wellman.
 
The idea is to create a thought-provoking and challenging book that builds
on thoughtful short chapters (5-10 pages in length) that take a progressive
and/or critical perspective on some aspect of how the immersive internet can
be a space for progressive social, political and economic development in the
future.
 
Submission guidelines and timeline:
 
After the initial call is completed, we will approach several major
publishers. The production of the book will be facilitated by the editors as
well as members of the Nordic Virtual Worlds Network (Nordic VW Network,
www.nordicworlds.net). The initial intention is to publish the collection as
an eBook that will be available across multiple platforms: e.g. Amazon,
iTunes, and direct download. The book will be licensed under Creative
Commons. We also aim to publish the book in paper format.
 
March 1, 2011: Please enter your abstract or  short outline of your
contribution of maximum 300 words at
editors by March 1, 2011.
 
July 1, 2011: Upon abstract acceptance, authors will be invited to submit
full chapters of between 3500 and 5000 words. All submitted chapters will be
reviewed on a double-blind basis by subject experts. The editors will strive
to be an active and helpful resource to the ch apter authors.
 
Fourth quarter 2011: Anticipated date for book to be ready for publication
 
Please do not hesitate to contact either of the editors if you have further
 
 Postcards from the Metaverse – Reflections on how the entangling of the
virtual with the physical may impact society, politics, and the economy.
 
Editors: Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics and Dominic Power, Uppsala University 
 
New waves of internet and information technology are beginning to promise
ever richer and more immersive ways to connect with technology and with each
other. Developments in augmented reality, social media, virtual worlds and
the immersive/3D internet signal a move towards communications technologies
and virtual spaces that offer immersive experiences persuasive enough to
begin to blur the lines between the virtual and the physical. This book aims
to compile leading edge voices from diverse backgrounds to write about how
they imagine the future immersive internet will shape or misshape society,
politics, and the economy.
 
The intention is to create a book based on a collection of short thought
pieces that will critically engage with the future directions that the
immersive internet might, should, or even should not take. The idea is not
to collect a series of empirical pieces but to collect pieces that provoke
and attempt to take in the big picture and the long term.
 
As the immersive internet - including social media, augmented reality,
virtual worlds, online games, 3D internet and beyond - is being explored by
a number of different disciplines we encourage participation from a wide
range of academic disciplines: e.g.,  artificial intelligence, business
administration, cognitive psychology, communication, economics, geography,
human-computer interaction, neuroscience, social psychology, sociology.
Equally since the future of the immersive internet is very much an open
creative process, we invite contributions from social commentators, business
people, technology cr eators, writers and thinkers. To date, we have
participation confirmations from more than 10 leading researchers such as
Tom Boellstorff, Mia Consalvo, Edward Castranova, Tony O’Driscoll, and Barry
Wellman.
 
The idea is to create a thought-provoking and challenging book that builds
on thoughtful short chapters (5-10 pages in length) that take a progressive
and/or critical perspective on some aspect of how the immersive internet can
be a space for progressive social, political and economic development in the
future.
 
Submission guidelines and timeline:
 
After the initial call is completed, we will approach several major
publishers. The production of the book will be facilitated by the editors as
well as members of the Nordic Virtual Worlds Network (Nordic VW Network,
www.nordicworlds.net). The initial intention is to publish the collection as
an eBook that will be available across multiple platforms: e.g. Amazon,
iTunes, and direct download. The book will be licensed under Creative
Commons. We also aim to publish the book in paper format.
 
March 1, 2011: Please enter your abstract or  short outline of your
contribution of maximum 300 words at
editors by March 1, 2011.
 
July 1, 2011: Upon abstract acceptance, authors will be invited to submit
full chapters of between 3500 and 5000 words. All submitted chapters will be
reviewed on a double-blind basis by subject experts. The editors will strive
to be an active and helpful resource to the ch apter authors.
 
Fourth quarter 2011: Anticipated date for book to be ready for publication
 
Please do not hesitate to contact either of the editors if you have further
  
Robin and Dominic are looking for contributions for their forthcoming book:  Postcards from the Metaverse – Reflections on how the entangling of the
virtual with the physical may impact society, politics, and the economy.
 
Editors: Robin Teigland, Stockholm School of Economics and Dominic Power, Uppsala University 
 
New waves of internet and information technology are beginning to promise
ever richer and more immersive ways to connect with technology and with each
other. Developments in augmented reality, social media, virtual worlds and
the immersive/3D internet signal a move towards communications technologies
and virtual spaces that offer immersive experiences persuasive enough to
begin to blur the lines between the virtual and the physical. This book aims
to compile leading edge voices from diverse backgrounds to write about how
they imagine the future immersive internet will shape or misshape society,
politics, and the economy.
 
The intention is to create a book based on a collection of short thought
pieces that will critically engage with the future directions that the
immersive internet might, should, or even should not take. The idea is not
to collect a series of empirical pieces but to collect pieces that provoke
and attempt to take in the big picture and the long term.
 
As the immersive internet - including social media, augmented reality,
virtual worlds, online games, 3D internet and beyond - is being explored by
a number of different disciplines we encourage participation from a wide
range of academic disciplines: e.g.,  artificial intelligence, business
administration, cognitive psychology, communication, economics, geography,
human-computer interaction, neuroscience, social psychology, sociology.
Equally since the future of the immersive internet is very much an open
creative process, we invite contributions from social commentators, business
people, technology cr eators, writers and thinkers. To date, we have
participation confirmations from more than 10 leading researchers such as
Tom Boellstorff, Mia Consalvo, Edward Castranova, Tony O’Driscoll, and Barry
Wellman.
 
The idea is to create a thought-provoking and challenging book that builds
on thoughtful short chapters (5-10 pages in length) that take a progressive
and/or critical perspective on some aspect of how the immersive internet can
be a space for progressive social, political and economic development in the
future.
 
Submission guidelines and timeline:
 
After the initial call is completed, we will approach several major
publishers. The production of the book will be facilitated by the editors as
well as members of the Nordic Virtual Worlds Network (Nordic VW Network,
www.nordicworlds.net). The initial intention is to publish the collection as
an eBook that will be available across multiple platforms: e.g. Amazon,
iTunes, and direct download. The book will be licensed under Creative
Commons. We also aim to publish the book in paper format.
 
March 1, 2011: Please enter your abstract or  short outline of your
contribution of maximum 300 words at
editors by March 1, 2011.
 
July 1, 2011: Upon abstract acceptance, authors will be invited to submit
full chapters of between 3500 and 5000 words. All submitted chapters will be
reviewed on a double-blind basis by subject experts. The editors will strive
to be an active and helpful resource to the ch apter authors.
 
Fourth quarter 2011: Anticipated date for book to be ready for publication
 
Please do not hesitate to contact either of the editors if you have further

 

 

 

 

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