Remzi Ates Gursimsek

Dept of Communication, Business & Information Technologies, Roskilde University, Denmark

March 2011 – June 2011. Hosted by Michael Shanks, Stanford Humanities Lab

My research focuses on collaborative design processes of virtual social places in Second Life and how different actors experience these co-design activities with relation to their sense-makings of the platform’s affordances and limitations. For this purpose, I have conducted 3 case studies with virtual world builders of varying experience. The purpose of my visit to H-STAR is to expand the scope of my empirical research and analysis by contacting Silicon Valley practitioners (platform and content developers) and innovative virtual world communities, as well as to share and discuss my analytical framework with fellow researchers at Stanford University.