Keynote: Dr. Tom Boellstorff - Making the Metaverse a Common Reality

VWBPE 2023 Keynote
Presented: March 23, 2023
Introduction: iSkye Silverweb

Tom Boellstorff

SL: Tom Burkowski
Tom Boellstorff is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and former Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of the American Anthropological Association, their research has focused on topics including digital culture, disability, game studies, globalization, nationalism, queer studies, and the history of technology. They are the author of The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality and Nation in Indonesia (Princeton University Press); A Coincidence of Desires: Anthropology, Queer Studies, Indonesia (Princeton University Press); and Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human (Princeton University Press). They are coauthor of the forthcoming Intelligent Visions: The Intellivision System, Video Games, and Society and Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method (Princeton University Press), and coeditor of Data, Now Bigger and Better! (Prickly Paradigm Press) and Speaking in Queer Tongues: Globalization and Gay Language (Indiana University Press). Dr. Boellstorff has a forthcoming book on the Intellivision videogame system, coauthored with Braxton Soderman (also at the University of California, Irvine). Dr. Boellstorff’s articles have appeared in venues including American Anthropologist; American Ethnologist; Annual Review of Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology; Current Anthropology; Disability Studies Quarterly; Games and Culture; International Journal of Communication; Journal of Asian Studies; Journal of Linguistic Anthropology; Ethnos; GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies; Media, Culture, and Society; and Visual Anthropology Review.
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More about Tom Boellstorff: Website: Tom Boellstorff
See the documentary, Our Digital Selves: My Avatar Is Me

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