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Constructing Arden: Life Inside the Machine
January-March 2008 (vol. 15 no. 1)
pp. 4-8
Edward Castronova, Indiana University
Travis Ross, Indiana University
Mark Bell, Indiana University
Matthew Falk, Indiana University
Robert Cornell, Indiana University
Matt Haselton, Indiana University
Virtual worlds have found many applications in gaming and training environments. Now, they are fulfilling their promise as alternative universes worthy of scientific study by serving as testbeds for experimentation in social science. In this article, Edward Castronova and his group at Indiana University discuss their Synthetic Worlds Initiative and Arden: The World of William Shakespeare.
Index Terms:
virtual worlds, Shakespeare, MMORPG, research tools, social science experimentation
Citation:
Edward Castronova, Travis Ross, Mark Bell, Matthew Falk, Robert Cornell, Matt Haselton, "Constructing Arden: Life Inside the Machine," IEEE Multimedia, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 4-8, Jan.-March 2008, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2008.3
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