Metaverse Assembled 2.0

The JVWR, Volume 4, No. 1

Published: August 6, 2011

The editorial team for this issue includes:

Kathy Keeling, University of Manchester, UK

Nadia Papamichail, University of Manchester, UK

Debbie Keeling, University of Manchester, UK

Enchi (Katherine) Chang, University of Manchester, UK

This issue includes articles from the SLACTIONS 2010 Conference organized by Kathy Keeling and her colleagues at the University of Manchester.

The issue also marks the Journal’s move to a new website, it is a minor visual change, but major infrastructure change that will take us forward over the next couple of years.

Dr.Yesha Y. Sivan

Managing Editor

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research

Research Papers

Students’ Attitudes in a Virtual Environment (SecondLife)

Amal Alrayes, Alistair Sutcliffe

Procedural Modeling for Realistic Virtual Worlds Development

Pedro Brandão Silva, António Coelho

Journalism in Virtual Worlds

Ricardo Cruz, Ricardo Fernandes

The P.R.O.S.E. (Psychological Research on Synthetic Environments) Project: Conducting In-World Psychological Research on 3D Virtual Worlds

Richard L Gilbert

Actual Self vs. Avatar Self: The Effect of Online Social Situation on Self-Expression

Yongjun Sung, Jang Ho Moon, mihyun Kang, Jhih-Syuan Lin

Puzzles as a Creative Form of Play in Metaverse

Cristiano Natal Tonéis

Research-in-brief papers

Self-Esteem in Second Life: An inWorld Group Intervention for Women with Disabilities

Margaret A. Nosek, Susan Robinson Whelen, Rosemary B. Hughes, Erin Porcher, Giselle Davidson, Thomas M. Nosek