[UPDATE] Digital Worlds for (dis)junctions

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Contributors are invited to submit critical works that consider digital worlds. In keeping with this year's conference theme, this panel is interested in how users interact with these constructed environments. How do virtual worlds complicate notions of embodiment and identity? How do users participate in the creation of digital worlds? How do they effect our perceptions of the so-called real world? Possible topics (though contributors are not limited to these) may include:

On-line games
Fan communities
Relationship Formation
Mythology and history in game worlds
Role-playing in digital environments
Digital world creation and design

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to Jennifer Kavetsky (jkave001@ucr.edu). The deadline has been extended to March 11, 2009.