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Introduction

  • Margaret Gibson
  • Clarissa Carden
Chapter
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)

Abstract

This chapter begins by highlighting the uneasy relationship between computers and death through a discussion of science fiction and popular culture franchises such as Black Mirror. Gibson and Carden then introduce the virtual world Second Life and the key concepts of “digital flesh” and “mature virtual worlds.” They introduce the concept of avatars and demonstrate the significance of the avatar to a study of Second Life. This introductory chapter concludes with an overview of the themes of the book.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Gibson
    • 1
  • Clarissa Carden
    • 1
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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