Friday, March 28, 2008
Bainbridge on World of Warcraft
William Sims Bainbridge was the speaker at the March 26, 2008 meeting of the Technology and Ethics working group at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. Bill is the co-director of the Human-Centered Computing Cluster in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems at the National Science Foundation. Bill spoke to the Yale Tech-Ethics group about the extensive research that he has been doing recently for a new book project on World of Warcraft tentatively titled Warcraft Culture: Anthropology of a Virtual World. An ISgroup blog entry of August 1, 2007 described the Science magazine cover story by Bill called "The Scientific Research Potential of Virtual Worlds." His most recent book is Across the Secular Abyss: From Faith to Wisdom. He has also written extensively on nanotechnology and the convergence of related sciences.