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An Information Technology Surrogate for Religion: The Veneration of Deceased Family in Online Games

  • Authors
  • William Sims Bainbridge

Part of the Contemporary Religion and Popular Culture book series (CRPC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. William Sims Bainbridge
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  3. William Sims Bainbridge
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About this book

Introduction

This book demonstrates principles of Ancestor Veneration Avatars (AVAs), by running avatars based on eleven deceased members of one family through ten highly diverse virtual worlds from the violent Defiance to the intellectual Uru: Myst Online, from the early EverQuest to the recent Elder Scrolls Online.

Keywords

avatar death resurrection computer game virtual world religion role-play online human-computer interaction social computing cyber-human systems information technology technology

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