The volume 2 number 4 of Journal of Virtual Worlds Research is now available. Co-edited with Mandy Salomon, from CRC, the topic is :
“Virtual economies, Virtual goods, and service delivery in Virtual Worlds”
In this special edition on virtual world goods and trade, we are pleased to present articles covering a wide range of enquiry from a global cohort. Some, like Edward Castronova, Julian Dibbell or KZero’s Nic Mitham will be well known to you as distinguished thought leaders in the field, but equally it is our pleasure to introduce some exciting new voices. Our collective comprises academics, practitioners, journalists, a documentary film maker and perhaps the youngest contributor to JVWR yet, Eli Kosminksy, who attends high school in upstate New York. We also point out that this issue extends the format to include Anthony Gilmore’s pictorial story, Julian Dibbell’s audio interview, and Lori Landay’s machinima. In real life, most contributors live in the US, the UK and Europe, and we, the editors, are based in Australia and France. We address warm thanks to the team at Texas University, especially to Jeremiah Spence, our editor –in-chief for his guidance throughout this process.