Our community has long been of interest to researchers, media and others because of the unique ways in which our community works. While we don’t allow academics to conduct direct research on community members, our all-volunteer team often talks about what we do in the interest of outreach.

Academic Publications

  • Ellis, K., & Kent, M. (2010). Disability and New Media. Routledge.
  • Hickey-Moody, A., & Wood, D. (2008). Virtually sustainable: Deleuze and desiring differenciation in Second Life. Continuum, 22(6), 805-816. doi:10.1080/10304310802452479
  • Kasnitz, D. (2010). Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human. Tom Boellstorff. Princeton University Press. 2008. ix+316pp. Ethos, 38: 1–3. doi: 10.1111/j.1548-1352.2010.01088.x
  • Riley, J. (2010). Social Media Directory 2011: The Ultimate Guide to Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin Resources. Pearson Education.
  • Smith, K. (n.d.). Universal life: the use of virtual worlds among people with disabilities. Universal Access in the Information Society, 1-12. doi:10.1007/s10209-011-0254-8
  • Wankell, C. & Malleck, S. (2009). Emerging ethical issues of life in virtual worlds. IAP.
  • Wood, D. (2010). Communicating in virtual worlds through an accessible Web 2.0 solution. Telecommunications Journal of Australia. 60 (2): pp. 19.1 to 19.16. Monash University ePress.

Online Articles