Sunday, 30 March 2008
A new perspective on Second Life
To date my writing and research on Second Life has concerned Identity in a rather limited way, how a person is sutured in to an identity and how they form a network of others around that identity.
But experiments with the Friend of Flesher has made clear to me that Race plays a critical role in Second Life. My further investigation on the Internet lead me to believe that many of the white suburban residents who have formed Second Life in to a massive mall are also trying to purge the space of other races.
This is very old social theory and should not come as a surprise, that the forces of capitalist identity also contain racist elements.