Call: Chapters for “Reinventing Ourselves: Contemporary Concepts of Identity in Virtual Worlds”

Reinventing Ourselves: Contemporary Concepts of Identity in Virtual Worlds

Provisionally to be published in 2011 in Springer’s Human-Computer Interaction Series

Editors: Anna Peachey (Eygus Ltd / The Open University) and Mark Childs (Coventry University)

Invitation to Submit:

We invite abstracts of between 500 and 650 words describing the proposed chapter. Abstracts should be supported further by up to 500 words explaining the theoretical underpinning to the chapter, and a brief summary describing how this chapter will contribute to the book. If the work has been previously published in any format, or is under consideration elsewhere, please indicate details of this with your submission.

Submissions should be sent as a Word or RTF document attachment by email to virtualworlds@open.ac.uk, by 31 July 2010.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by 31 August 2010.
Final chapters, of between 8,000 and 10,000 words, will be due by 30 October 2010, before a double-blind review and revision period.
Completed manuscripts to be submitted on 15 December 2010.

Objectives:

We anticipate that this book will:
Explore how living, working and learning in virtual worlds is changing notions of who we are and how we mediate our identities;
Develop understanding and awareness about the diversity of identity issues in virtual worlds;
Contribute to the theory and development of good practice in identity management and research in virtual worlds;
Propose visions for future practice and research relating to identity management and research in virtual worlds;
Provide examples and case studies from key areas of professional practice.

Further details, including a more detailed guide to content, can be found at http://www.open.ac.uk/virtualworlds/p2_1.shtml

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