... further conversation among anthropologists.
Notwithstanding the histories of virtual worlds thus far, that inscribe a range of terms in the anthropological literature about virtual worlds, creating a terminology of virtual worlds vis-a-vis actual and virtual Harbin, the vision of the 1960s which informs Harbin, its situatedness in northern California, the effects of geothermally heated waters which flow into many of the Harbin pools on the fabric of life at Harbin, have complementary effects both actually and virtually. It's both actual and virtual Harbin's distinctiveness, as place, which distinguishes the terms of discussion here, from a generalized discussion of virtual worlds as a whole, e.g. the metaverse. It is ethnographic representation and interpretation (Cerwonka and Malkki, 2007) which I'll use to engage the uniquenesses of actual and virtual Harbin vis-a-vis the growing literature of virtual worlds in anthropology to contribute to the conversation.
In this book I examine the actual and virtual Harbin in the context of virtual worlds, which Castronova defines as …
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/04/tigers-playing-notwithstanding.html - April 29, 2010)