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Issue No. 01 - January-March (2008 vol. 15)
ISSN: 1070-986X
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 <em>Arden: The World of William Shakespeare</em>.
virtual worlds, Shakespeare, MMORPG, research tools, social science experimentation

M. Haselton, R. Cornell, M. Falk, T. Ross, E. Castronova and M. Bell, "Constructing Arden: Life Inside the Machine," in IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 15, no. , pp. 4-8, 2008.
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