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Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds

With support from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is partnering with Dancing Ink Productions LLC to launch a project called "Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds."
Radde-Antweiler, Kerstin, Cyber-rituals in Virtual Worlds: Wedding Online in Second Life. Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2007 abstract full text PDF

Cyber-rituals in Virtual Worlds: Wedding Online in Second Life

Virtual Worlds offer a new environment to meet, communicate and perform rituals in a virtual reality. The most prominent example for such worlds that have existed since 1998 is the privately-owned, subscription-based 3D application Second Life. The users are both socially and religiously very active and consequently transfer real-life activities and therefore also rituals into virtual space. With the shift of technical boundaries former seeminlgy fixed religious and ritual frameworks will be modified and transformed. Different wedding rituals designed and performed in Second Life, for example, show the possibility to identify processes of ritual transfer and of ritual patchworking.

New Issue of Online - Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet

The special issue of the relatively new journal "Online - Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet" on the topic "Being Virtually Real? Virtual Worlds from a Cultural Studies' Perspective" is now available.
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