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Highlights from my Virtual Life

"Raking Muck in the Sims Online." Farhad Manjoo, Salon.com, Nov. 16, 2003.

"The Dark Side of Digital Utopia."  Mark Ward, BBC Online, Dec. 22, 2003.  Spanish version in BBC Mundo.com: "De la Utopia a la Distopia," Jan. 7, 2004.

"A Real Life Debate on Free Expression in a Cyberspace City."  Amy Harmon,  The New York Times, Jan. 15, 2004.

"Blood on the Virtual Carpet."  Andrew Gumbel, The Independent (UK), Jan. 16, 2004.

"There Goes the Neighborhood." Peter Ludlow, The Times (of London) Online.  Jan. 31, 2004.

"Online Game Illustrates Blurred Line Between Virtual Reality, True Life."  Jim Schaefer, Detroit Free Press, Feb. 4, 2004.

"Conflito entre los Sims." Leonardo Correa, Clarin Feb. 18, 2004. (In Spanish)

"My Second Life as a Muckraker: Inside the Tabloid that Rocked the Virtual World." Mark Wallace, Wired, April 2005.

"Playa Rater:  The Ten Most Influential Video Game Players of All Time".  MTV.com June 21, 2006.

The News from Second Life: an interview with Peter Ludlow (part 1)."  Henry Jenkins, Confessions of an Aca/Fan. Feb. 8, 2007. 

The News from Second Life: an interview with Peter Ludlow (part 2)Henry Jenkins, Confessions of an Aca/FanFeb. 9, 2007. 

"Burning the Virtual Shoe Leather." Stephen Totilo, The Columbia Journalism Review.  July/August, 2007.

The Second Life Herald by Peter Ludlow and Mark Wallace: a chronicle of the emerging societies in cyberspace.  Mathew Shaer, LA Times Book Review, Nov. 11, 2007.

"The Second Life of Peter J. Ludlow." Andrea Foster, The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Dec. 7, 2007.

"Teste da Ingegn e Cuori da Umanisti: E Questo il Futuro."  Peter Ludlow, La Stampa, Jan. 13, 2010. (In Italian.)

"Il Virtuale Molto Reale."  Interviewed by Giuseppe Granieri.  Il Sole 24 Ore. Jan. 28, 2010. (In Italian)

"Monarchia Social Network." Interviewed by Alessandro Longo in L'Espresso, Oct. 10, 2010. (In Italian)

Radio, Television, and Podcast Interviews

"Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years for Reporting on Private Intelligence Companies." Democracy Now! July 11, 2013.

"Interview with Peter Ludlow." Scott Horton Radio Show, June 21, 2013.

"Op-Ed: We Need More Aaron Swartz-Style Activism." Talk of the Nation, NPR, March 11, 2013.

"Has Online Dating Destroyed Romance?" The Daily Circuit, Minnesota Public Radio, Feb. 14, 2013.

"US-CERT Chief Steps Down. Hackers Win?" The Alyona Show, RT Network, July 27, 2011.

"Hackers Unite!" The Alyona Show, RT Network, Dec. 10, 2010.

"Hackers, Heroes or Villains?" The Alyona Show, RT Network, Sept. 27, 2010.

Another Perfect World. Documentary Film, produced by Submarine Media (Netherlands), June 30, 2090. (Link is to 30 minute preview.)

Interviewed by Chris Gondek MIT Press Podcast, Episode 2, Oct. 2007.

"Carmakers Face Real Challenges in Virtual World."  Interviewed by Dustin Dwyer, Michigan Radio, Feb 2, 2007.

Interviewed by Joseph Jaffee on Across the Sound, episode 64. Nov. 25, 2006.

SimCast #44.  Nov. 16, 2006.

SimCast #38. Oct. 26, 2006.

Interview on CNN, Interviewed by Bruce Burkhardt, Feb 14, 2004.

"The Sims Underworld."  Radio Interview on Here and Now (NPR), Jan. 21, 2004.


Print Interviews 

"Monarchia Social Network." Interview in L'Espresso, Oct. 10, 2010. (In Italian.)

"The Second Life of Peter J. Ludlow." Andrea Foster, The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Dec. 7, 2007.

Interviewed by Tish Shute,  in Ugotrade, Nov. 11, 2007.

Interviewed by Anne Vandermey, in The Michigan Daily, Oct. 3, 2007.

Interview in Michigoss, June 10, 2007. 

"The News from Second Life: and interview with Peter Ludlow (part 1)."  Henry Jenkins, Confessions of an Aca/Fan. Feb. 8, 2007. 

"The News from Second Life: an interview with Peter Ludlow (part 2)Henry Jenkins, Confessions of an Aca/FanFeb. 9, 2007.

"Virtual Villainy, part 1," Ian Douglass, the Telegraph (U.K.)., Oct. 24, 2006.

"Virtual Villainy part 2," Ian Douglass, the Telegraph (U.K.)., Oct. 25, 2006.

"Q&A: Banned Sims Blogger Bites Back."  Interviewed by Curt Feldman, Gamespot, Dec. 17, 2003.


Quoted and Media mentions 

"Hactivismus nezastavíte!" Tereza Spencerova, Literarky v Siti, Dec. 12, 2010. (In Czech.)

"Wikileaks Turns the 'Conspiracy' Against Itself."  Peter McKnight, Vancouver Sun, Dec. 4, 2010.

"Il Business dei beni virtuali."  Alessandro Longo, Il Sole 24 Ore.  Nov. 25, 2010.

"Dove va il nostro io digitale?" Giuseppe Granieri, L'Espresso, July 7, 2010.

"Woodbury U. Banned from Second Life, Again." Jeffrey Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 21, 2010.

"After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds." Jeffrey Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 14, 2010.

"Kijkje achter de schermen bij virtuele werelden." De Telegraaf. July 28, 2009. (In Dutch.)

"Can Virtual Patients Help Real Professors Teach Medicine?" David Debolt, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 12, 2008.

"In 2008, Is the Medium Still the Message?" Henry Jenkins, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 4, 2008.

"A Second Life for Higher Ed."  Lucia Graves, US News and World Report. Jan. 10, 2008.

"Campuses in Second Life are Second Rate, Author Says." Andrea Foster, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 7, 2007.

"San Jose State Official Supports Digital Duplication of Campuses." Andrea Foster, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 4, 2007.

"The Second Life of a Philosophy Professor." Andrea Foster, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 3, 2007.

"Virtually There." Ivor Tossell, The Globe and Mail, Nov. 14, 2007.

"Philosopher: Second Life Run by Greek Gods."  Andrea Foster, Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 16, 2007.

"Real Publishing Lessons from the Virtual World." Andreas Tzortzis, The New York Times, Sept. 16, 2007.

"Frontier Justice.  Can Virtual Worlds be Civilized?" Erin Anderssen, The Globe and Mail, Sept. 7, 2007.

"Second Life Perde Colpi." Dario D'Elia, Apoge Online, July 19, 2007.

"Virtual Marketers have Second Thoughts about Second Life." Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2007.

"AvaStars: i Vip di Second Life."  Analisa Vivaldi.  Wuz: cultura e spettacoli, April 27, 2007. (In Italian)

"(Virtual) Reality Bites."  Murray Whyte, Toronto Star, March 11, 2007.

"Virtual Loses its Virtues."  Alana Semuels. Los Angeles Times, Feb 22, 2007.  

"Le FN Ouvre un Front sur Second Life." Marie, Lechner.  Bella Ciao, Dec. 23, 2006. (In French.)

"De 'Virtual Fourth Estate'." David Nieborg, De Nieuwe ReporterJune 15, 2006. (In Dutch.)

"Imaginary Worlds Churn Out Very Real, Very Large Revenue." Tad Vezner, Toledo Blade, April 30, 2006.

"Millions of Gamers Find a Virtual Life." Tad Vezner, Toledo Blade, April 30, 2006.

"My Second Life as a Muckraker: Inside the Tabloid that Rocked the Virtual World." Mark Wallace, Wired, April 2005.

"Roomba Takes Frogger to the Asphalt Jungle."  Daniel Terdiman.  C|Net, March 15, 2006.

"Avatars Among Us."  Joanna Glasner, Wired Online, Jan. 25, 2006.

"When Virtual Worlds Reflect the Real One a Little Too Closely."  Alecs Krotoski, The Guardian Online, Jan. 5, 2006.

"Boring Game? Hire a Player."  David Barboza, International Herald Tribune.  Dec. 9, 2005.

"Online Gaming and Free Speech:  Showdown at the Virtual Corral."  Eric Goldman, Inform IT, Aug. 12, 2005.

"Sony Sets up Online Shop for Gaming Goodies."  New Scientist, April 30, 2005.

"Cyber World is Heading for Regulation."  Patti Waldmier.  Financial Times, March 30, 2005.

"Austin is the Place for Netheads."  Katie Dean, Wired Online, March 11, 2005.

"Property Tycoon Buys Fantasy Island." Robin Lettice, The Register, Dec. 17, 2004.

"Gamers Eye Open Source Virtual Worlds." Daniel Terdiman, Wired Online Dec., 2, 2004.

"Heavy Price for Free Speech." Daniel Terdiman, Wired Online, Nov. 2, 2004.

"Simluating Life, Love, and the Universe." Jo Twist, BBC News Online, Sept. 14, 2004.

"The Border Between Real and Virtual Worlds Ever More UnclearLa Stampa June 24, 2007. (Link is to an English translation.)

"Sim Rival Was Tougher Cookie." Rachel Sauer.  Palm Beach Post, April 14, 2004.

"In an Imaginary Online Sims Community Far Away Cyberspace..." Rachel Sauer.  Palm Beach Post, April 10, 2004.

"Braving Bully Heckers, Simlants Run for President."  Mark Glassman, New York Times, April 1, 2004.

"Can You Yell 'Fire' in a Crowded Online Theater? (Video Game?)." Rob Geary, Computer Shopper, April 1, 2004.

"Even Virtual Reality Worlds are Marred by Some Real Life Vices."  Brian Crecente, Nashua Telegraph, March 24, 2004.

"'Virtual Knee Surgery' is a Real Game."  Jesse Alleva, Ancorage Daily News, March 19, 2004.

"Virtual Sims are No Better than Real." Andrei Annenkob, Izvestia, Jan 21, 2004. (Link is to an English Translation).

"Virtual Reality Check,"  Camille Ricketts, Stanford Daily, Jan. 20, 2004.

"Sales of Virtual Goods top $100 Million."  Celleste Biever, New Scientist, Oct. 29, 2004.

"Virtually Too Real:  Cyberspace Builds Societies, Risks Mirroring Our World."  Brian Crecent, Rocky Mountain News, Feb. 27, 2004.

"Challenge Everything: The Right to Free Speech Should be Extended to Online Realm."  Editorial in Michigan Daily, Jan. 28, 2004.

"Online Games to Generate Real - and Academic - Riches." Will Night, New Scientist, Jan. 2004.

"Academics Urge Supreme Court to Reject Internet Restrictions." Jeffrey Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Feb. 28, 1997.


Book Reviews


The Second Life Herald reviewed in Paste.  

The Second Life Herald reviewed in the LA Times Book Review:

Short review of The Second Life Herald in New Scientist.  

Semantics, Tense, and Time, reviewed in SIL Electronic Book Reviews.

Semantics, Tense, and Time, reviewed by Andrea Bonomi in Linguistics and Philosophy.

High Noon on the Electronic Frontier, reviewed by David Koepsell in Minds and Machines.

High Noon on the Electronic Frontier, reviewed by Nick Land in New Scientist, Aug. 17, 1996.

There's Something About Mary, revied by Torin Alter in Psyche.

 

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